Author Archives: Dr. Jennifer Dietrich, Chief of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

About Dr. Jennifer Dietrich, Chief of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

I am the Division Director for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine and Chief of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at Texas Children’s Hospital.

My research interests include congenital problems of the reproductive tract, disorders of sexual differentiation, disorders of puberty, hormonal imbalance, pelvic masses and bleeding disorders in young women.

Pediatric Gynecology: Vulvar Ulcers In Children And Adolescents

What are vulvar ulcers? What are the signs and symptoms? How are they treated? These are just a few of the questions I get asked in the Pediatric Gynecology Clinic … Full Entry »

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Is My Daughter Going Through Puberty?

Puberty is a time when a young girl’s body begins to change into a woman.  This can be an exciting time, but also anxiety provoking for some.  The more young … Full Entry »

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Does Endometriosis Occur In Adolescents?

In the most basic sense, endometrosis is defined as the presence of endometrial glands and stromal tissue outside the uterine location (pelvic and abdominal visceral surface lining and pelvic or … Full Entry »

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Pelvic Pain In Prepubertal And Adolescent Girls

Pelvic pain is a common symptom experienced by prepubertal and adolescent girls. When girls experience pain, it is important to note the location of the pain, timing, any inciting events, … Full Entry »

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Uterine Malformation: Mayer Rokitansky Küster Hauser Syndrome (MRKH)

Mayer Rokitansky Küster Hauser Syndrome (MRKH) occurs in 1/5000 girls with a 46XX karyotype and results in uterovaginal hypoplasia or agenesis. The etiology for this syndrome is unknown, but experts … Full Entry »

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