Gynecology Program Overview

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Boston Children's Hospital's Gynecology Program has been around for more than three decades and is the busiest clinical program in pediatric and adolescent gynecology in the United States. We offer a wide range of services for females from birth to age 22, ranging from surgical procedures to routine exams and testing.

Some girls who come to the Gynecology Program have relatively common conditions, such as irregular menstrual cycles, while others have serious conditions, like cervical cancer. Our experts can help figure out your daughter's problem, treat pain and discomfort and provide any needed counseling or guidance. Ensuring or preserving a reproductive future for your daughter is our top priority.

We understand that successful treatment of the gynecological issues of infants, girls and young women requires the collaboration of many different areas of medicine. Our physicians, nurses and social workers employ a multidisciplinary approach, teaming up with experts from the General Surgery Program, the Department of Urology, the Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine and the Division of Endocrinology.

About us

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The Division of Gynecology at Boston Children's Hospital has been in existence for more than three decades and works with females from birth to age 22. We welcome all age groups (pediatric, adolescent and young adults) and provide treatment for a wide variety of illnesses as well as routine gynecological exams.

We are currently the busiest clinical program in pediatric and adolescent gynecology in the United States.

Our Staff

We are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality medical care and take a multidisciplinary, comprehensive approach to service. Our staff includes physicians, nurses and social workers who frequently collaborate with other services at the hospital, including:

Our expertise

  • Boston Children's Center for Young Women's Health provides a wealth of easy to access information for teen girls dealing with issues such as polycystic ovary syndrome, sexually transmitted diseases and basic questions about menstruation.

  • Our Pap Test Evaluation Clinic evaluates and manages abnormal Pap tests and checks for HPV infection and cervical cancer. Patients are referred to our clinic from within Boston Children's and from other health care sites in the greater Boston area.

  • Our chief of Gynecology, Marc Laufer, MD, is a leading expert in his field. Laufer serves as a medical advisor for both the international and Boston chapters of the Endometriosis Association. Our established division has been used as a model for the development of an international support program for endometriosis.

  • Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital are studying the way complementary and alternative therapies, such as acupuncture, may help manage symptoms alone or in conjunction with other forms of treatment.

Our Chief of Gynecology, Marc Laufer, MD, serves as a medical advisor for both the international and Boston chapters of the Endometriosis Association. Our Division is used as a model for the development of an international support program for adolescents with endometriosis.

In addition, Dr. Laufer is a leading expert in congenital anomalies (birth defects) of the reproductive tract, including:

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