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.

Vaginal Trauma: You Fell On What?

Trauma is the number one cause of morbidity and mortality in children and adolescents under the age of 21 years. With summer in full swing and more opportunities to play outside, … Full Entry »

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Vulvovaginitis In Prepubertal Children

Vulvovaginitis occurs in up to 75% of females before their first menstrual period and is one of the most common reasons prepubertal girls have to visit a pediatrician or pediatric … Full Entry »

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“My Daughter Has An Ovarian Cyst”

Ovarian cysts are very common in girls, and there are many times throughout a young woman’s life when cysts may occur. The good news is that many of these cysts … Full Entry »

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Is My Daughter’s Period Normal?

The time of your daughter’s first period can be a time of excitement and anxiety. The average age of the first period is 12 ½ years. Before periods occur, there … Full Entry »

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What Is A Pediatric And Adolescent Gynecologist?

I have been asked this question myself numerous times, usually to follow a statement: “I did not realize Texas Children’s Hospital offered this subspecialty, but I am thankful to know … Full Entry »

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