Find Pediatric Gynecology Services at Our Practice
Are you looking for pediatric gynecology in the Coral Springs, FL area? Among the many women’s health services we provide at our practice, pediatric and adolescent gynecology is one of them. You can book an appointment for pediatric gynecology with our doctors: Dr. Lona Sasser, Dr. Mary-Beatrice Squire, and Dr. Jose Berthe. Our staff is caring, kind and compassionate, and will ensure that your child has a positive experience receiving care. Keep reading to learn more about this aspect of pediatric and gynecological health care, and easily book an appointment for your child online!
What is Pediatric Gynecology?
There are many reasons why a parent would seek pediatric gynecology services for their infant, child or adolescent. The recommendation of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is that girls have their first appointment with a gynecologist when they are between the ages of 13 and 15. But due to health conditions, a parent may seek a pediatric gynecologist before their child is 13 — even as early as infancy.
If your child is experiencing any of the following conditions or symptoms, book an appointment to get her the care she needs.
- Menstrual Problems. Dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation), amenorrhea (lack of a menstrual period), and abnormal periods can all impact children and teens who have begun menstruation. An appointment with a pediatric gynecologist can demystify menstruation and provide relief for menstrual problems.
- Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding. Bleeding unrelated to menstruation. Causes can include trauma, lichen sclerosus, vulvovaginitis, tumors, retained foreign body, and more. A pediatric gynecologist can help determine the cause and treat it.
- Skin Conditions and Irritation of the Vulva. These are very common conditions in children of all ages.
- Sexually Transmitted Infection. If your child is sexually active or thinking about becoming sexually active, it is especially important for her to see a gynecologist. We are committed to educating sexually active patients about birth control and safe sex.
- HPV Vaccination. The HPV vaccine course is recommended for everyone, beginning at age 9-14. For kids and teens who begin the vaccine at this age, it is given in two shots over a 6-12 month period. When the full course of the vaccine has been administered, it provides lifelong protection against the human papillomavirus — the most common STI, which can lead to cancer and genital warts.
- Precocious Puberty. Changes associated with puberty that occur before a child is 8 years old may indicate a serious medical problem, including adrenal or ovarian tumors and exogenous hormone exposure. If your child is younger than 8 and exhibiting signs of puberty, such as the development of breast buds and pubic hair, make an appointment.
These are just some of the health reasons to seek a pediatric gynecologist for your child. More reasons include delayed puberty, vaginal pain and discomfort, ovarian cysts, PCOS, hernias, and intersex conditions. For top quality gynecologic care for your child, make an appointment at our Coral Springs practice.