Pediatric Gynecology

Children's Mercy provides pediatric-focused surgical treatment and primary gynecological care for females between birth and 21 years old. We tailor age-appropriate examinations and care to each child. 

Program Highlights  

  • Our department is the only pediatric gynecology program in the region. 
  • We provide a full range of services, including surgical and primary gynecological care, for pediatric and adolescent patients.  
  • Our team is specially trained in pediatric and adolescent gynecology and collaborates to develop an ongoing plan of care unique to each patient. 
  • We regularly conduct research studies with the goal of improving pediatric and adolescent gynecological health. 

First Appointment  

Our goals are to make patients and their families comfortable, listen carefully to their concerns, and thoroughly explain options. We believe each child is unique, and we tailor our medical/surgical options to our patients' individual needs. 

While you may not see the same specialist at each appointment, we take a collaborative approach to the ongoing care and treatment of our patients. 

Knowing exactly what to expect at a first appointment can help patients and families arrive prepared and feel at home. 

Patient History 

We start each appointment by collecting a thorough medical and surgical history. We then listen carefully to your current medical and/or surgical concerns. This is why it is so helpful to bring all records pertaining to the issue being evaluated. 

Physical Examination 

We tailor the physical examination to fit the needs of each child and help determine the diagnosis. A speculum examination is not necessary for everyone. 

We understand that examinations may be stressful for children, and our child life specialists 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. We are happy to answer any questions you have about this service. 

Plan of Care 

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


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