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!