For citation purposes: Murat OZ, Yakut Hİ, Ozgu BS, Ozgu E, Korkmaz E, Gungor T. Adolescent gynaecology: Satisfying the needs for special patients. OA Women's Health 2014 Jan 18;2(1):1.

Review

 
Ethics & Psycho-Social Issues

Adolescent gynaecology: satisfying the needs for special patients

OZ Murat, HI Yakut, BS Ozgu, E Ozgu, E Korkmaz, T Gungor
 

Authors affiliations

(1) Zekai Tahir Burak Women’s Health Hospital Department of Gynecology, 06500, Ankara, Turkey

(2) Zekai Tahir Burak Women’s Health Hospital Department of Pediatrics, 06500, Ankara, Turkey

* Corresponding author Email: ozmurat@gmail.com

Abstract

Introduction

Adolescent gynaecology requires special attention for understanding the dynamics of the adolescent’s psychological and physiological circumstances. The first gynaecologic examination can be an important factor for establishing a long-term relationship. Creating a relaxing comfortable environment is essential for making the patient comfortable. As such, practitioners should be at ease discussing a variety of issues with adolescents, including eating disorders, substance abuse, house and school environment and dating violence. The practitioner should be familiar with the differential diagnosis, evaluation and management of diseases which are common in the adolescent period as amenorrhoea, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, pelvic pain, endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Thus, recognition and prompt treatment of both diseases are advocated to prevent future fertility implications in a population with their entire fertility potential ahead of them.

Conclusion

Understanding these basic concepts is critical for complete care in a very important and unique age group. This review discusses adolescent gynaecology.

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