Center for Congenital Anomalies of The Reproductive Tract Overview

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Here at the Center for Congenital Anomalies of the Reproductive Tract, we work with females up to age 22 who are born with abnormalities of the reproductive organs. Our mission is to provide services that include accurate diagnosis, high quality treatment and caring guidance to your whole family.

Our focus is multidisciplinary and includes services in gynecology, radiology, maternal-fetal medicine, nursing and social work. We also work with fertility specialists. Ensuring or preserving a reproductive future for your daughter is a top priority of the physicians at Boston Children's.

We understand a parent's stress when a baby is born with ambiguous genitalia or the confusion of a teenage girl dealing with a vaginal dilator. Here at Boston Children's, you can rest assured you are in the most experienced of hands.

Our expertise

The Center for Congenital Abnormalities of the Reproductive Tract at Boston Children's Hospital provides medical, surgical, obstetrical and psychosocial consultation and care to girls, adolescents and adult women, from birth to age 22, with congenital or acquired structural abnormalities of the reproductive tract.

Our services include:

  • gynecology
  • radiology
  • nursing
  • social work
  • fertility specialists
  • maternal fetal medicine (high risk obstetrics)

The Center for Young Women's Health at Boston Children's also  provides a wealth of support and information to teen girls dealing with issues like vaginal agenesis or Mayer-von-Rokitansky-Kuster-Haüser's Syndrome (MRKH).

First Visit 

An initial consultation is arranged with Marc R. Laufer, MD, who is a world recognized specialist in the area of congenital anomalies (birth defects) of the reproductive tract. After the initial consultation with Dr. Laufer, a treatment plan will be created and appropriate appointments with other specialists will be arranged.

About Marc R. Laufer, MD

Marc R. Laufer, MD, is Chief of Gynecology at Boston Children's and a fertility specialist and gynecologic surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Dr. Laufer is recognized as a specialist health care provider for women with vaginal agenesis by

During the past 15 years, Dr. Laufer has cared for hundreds of young girls, adolescent females and adult women from around the world with varied structural abnormalities of the reproductive tract.

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