Recognizing a need for gynecologic expertise, Nationwide Children's recently expanded its pediatric and adolescent gynecology services. In 2015, the Section of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology was formed, offering general and specialty gynecology care. We are one of a small number of gynecology programs dedicated to pediatric and adolescent (birth to age 21) patients in the nation.
Built upon core values of accessibility, accountability, honesty, advocacy, confidentiality and trust, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology is dedicated to empowering young women through gynecologic and reproductive health care services and education from birth through young adulthood in a confidential, nurturing and inclusive manner.
We do this independently, as well as through collaboration with partners such as the Center for Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction, to provide complete, multidisciplinary care for patients with both common medical conditions and complex reconstructive concerns.
Through collaboration comes innovation. In our research collaborations, we are working to investigate outcomes of adnexal mass surgical interventions in girls cared for in children's hospitals around the country, to assess reproductive health outcomes in girls treated for anorectal malformations in the Center for Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction clinic and to develop protocols for increasing ovary preservation throughout the hospital.