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Pediatric gynecology

The Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology program at Children’s Mercy cares for individuals from birth to 21 years old who have complex gynecology issues. Our clinic team specializes in taking a personalized and age-appropriate approach that helps put your child at ease during each visit.

Children and teens with gynecological conditions have unique needs and benefit from specialized care that is tailored for young people. We have a dedicated team of physicians who are board-certified in gynecology, with an additional focused practice designation in pediatric and adolescent gynecology. Our team of advanced practice providers are also specially trained to address the unique needs of children and adolescents.

Our Gynecology team often collaborates with other specialties at Children’s Mercy to create a comprehensive care plan for your child. We are here to provide sensitive and compassionate care in an age-appropriate environment.

What to expect

We start each appointment by collecting a thorough medical and surgical history and talking with you about current concerns. To help us maximize our appointment time together, please bring all notes and medical records about the issue we are evaluating.

We tailor all exams to fit the needs of each child and help determine the diagnosis. The Comfort Promise is a standard of care being implemented at Children’s Mercy. With the Comfort care promise, we are able to make age-appropriate accommodations and modifications to ensure your child is comfortable during an exam. We understand that examinations may be stressful for children, and our child life specialist are available to make this process more comfortable. Please don't hesitate to ask for a child life specialist at the beginning of your visit or when making your appointment.

Plan of Care

At the end of your visit, we will work together to create an ongoing plan of care. Our goal is to develop a treatment plan you are comfortable implementing. We encourage you and your child to ask questions and actively participate in your visit.

Clinical Services

Other services offered by our team include:

  • Comprehensive clinical and surgical management
  • Laparoscopy
  • Complex gynecological care
  • Outpatient gynecological procedures
  • Contraceptive Implants and IUDs (Intrauterine Devices)
  • Fertility preservation


We treat a full range of gynecological conditions in children and adolescents. Some common conditions include:

  • Congenital and structural malformations of the genital tract/MRKH
  • Dysmenorrhea and pelvic pain
  • Endometriosis
  • Labial adhesions
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Abnormal pubertal development
  • Pre-pubertal vaginal bleeding
  • Vulvovaginitis
  • Acquired diseases of the female genitalia in children ages 21 and under
  • Amenorrhea
  • Ovulation disorders
  • Ovarian diseases
  • Premature ovarian insufficiency
  • Complex contraception
  • Menstrual disorders
  • PCOS

The Gynecology team works collaboratively with the following multidisciplinary clinics at Children’s Mercy to support children and teens with various diagnoses and conditions, such as:

Children's Mercy is an American College of Surgeons Verified Center

Highest level of surgical care

Children’s Mercy is one of only 30 locations in the nation to be verified by the American College of Surgeons as a Level 1 Children’s Surgery Center.

Planning for surgery

From free valet parking at the front door to personalized follow-up care during your child’s recovery, we want every aspect of your experience at Children’s Mercy to be beyond your expectations.

Read about how to prepare your child for scheduled surgery, what to expect when you arrive, and resources available while you’re here.

Pediatric anesthesia at Children's Mercy

At Children’s Mercy, a pediatric anesthesiologist is an active member of your child’s care team before, during and after their surgery or procedure.

We administer anesthesia for more than 27,000 kids per year—that’s 74 per day—so our team is experienced at finding just-right doses of medication for kids of all sizes.