Гинекология и акушерство

Гинекология и акушерство
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ISSN: 2161-0932


Adolescent gynaecology : an outpatient study at a tertiary care center in North India

Pallavi Gupta, Vartika Mishra

Aims and Objectives: To study the prevalence, etiological factors, treatment required and the outcomes of various gynecological problems in adolescent girls 10-19 years of age, attending the outpatient department (OPD) of a tertiary care center in North India.

Materials and Methods: This study is a hospital based prospective study done in patients attending the Gynecological OPD of a tertiary care center in North India from the age group of 10-19 years. Detailed history, physical examination, relevant investigations, treatment required and outcomes were noted and evaluated.

Results: During the study period a total of 70 adolescent girls presented to the outpatient department with gynaecological complaints. The mean age of menarche was 13.5 years and about two thirds of the patients presented with menstrual complaints.

Conclusion: In conclusion preventive, curative as well as counseling services and routine check-ups should be provided regularly to adolescents, married and unmarried girls to ensure healthy and holistic development of this extremely important section of our country.