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Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 1993 Dec;5(6):753-7.

The genital examination of the infant through adolescence.

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  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor Young Women's Clinic, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.


The genital examination of the young female is a relatively new procedure for many clinicians. It was not felt important until physicians became involved with the examination of survivors of childhood sexual abuse; from these examinations it is apparent that young females also have a broad array of genital conditions which need clinical evaluation and intervention. This review of the recent literature on the techniques employed by a variety of clinicians demonstrates the limitations placed on our knowledge of pediatric and adolescent gynecologic conditions by technical and psychosocial parameters.

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