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November 21, 2023

Detecting Tween and Teen Gynecological Issues

with podcast guest

Dr. Maggie Abraham

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Dr. Maggie Abraham is a board-certified Obstetrician & Gynecologist with ABOG specialty certification in Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology. Dr. Abraham discovered the field of pediatric and adolescent gynecology while working as a young attending at the University of Florida. There, she recognized the lack of awareness of gynecological conditions among adolescents that often leaves them suffering for years without a diagnosis or appropriate treatment. These encounters inspired her to dedicate her practice, The GYN Space, to young people and their unique gynecological needs.

In this episode, Dr. Abraham and I talk about menstruation as a barometer of overall health, what’s considered ‘normal’ for teenage periods, signs that might indicate something outside of the typical range, how to get adolescents started with cycle tracking, strategies for effective conversations with teenagers about their reproductive health, and so much more. Enjoy the episode!

Highlights

  • The massive gap in gynecological and reproductive care for adolescents and young adults
  • Why Dr. Abraham is passionate about pediatric and adolescent gynecology
  • The average age of menstruation and red flags for looking deeper
  • Importance of addressing menstrual issues as early as possible
  • The right time for the first visit to a gynecologist
  • How to find a pediatric/adolescent gynecologist
  • Signs of abnormal teenage periods
  • Breaking the stigma that reproductive healthcare is only relevant if you’re sexually active
  • Empowering parents to advocate for their child’s needs
  • Opening up the channels of conversation between parents and children
  • Becoming a trusted source of information for teenagers during adolescence and puberty
  • Different methods for tracking menstrual cycles
  • How tracking your cycle can help you to provide your body the care it needs
  • The benefits of cycle-tracking apps
  • Symptoms to watch out for as parents
  • Increasing awareness of conditions like PCOS, bleeding disorders, and endometriosis
  • The importance of proactive care for endometriosis
  • Understanding Müllerian anomalies

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