Who we are
The Division of Gynecology at Boston Children's Hospital has been around for more than three decades. We have the busiest clinical program in pediatric and adolescent gynecology in the United States, and offer services ranging from routine exams to complex surgery for female patients from birth to age 22.
Some patients who come to Children's have relatively common conditions, such as irregular menstrual cycles, while others have extremely rare abnormalities of reproductive organs. Our experts can help identify your daughter's problem, treat pain and discomfort and provide any needed counseling or guidance. Ensuring or preserving a healthy future for your daughter is our top priority.
We understand that successful treatment of the gynecological issues of infants, girls and young women require collaboration between many different areas of medicine. The Gynecology Program at Children's collaborates with experts from the General Surgery Program, the Department of Urology, the Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine, the Division of Endocrinology and the Gender Management Service Clinic (GeMS).
- We have a special Pap Test Evaluation Clinic to evaluate and manage abnormal Pap tests and check for HPV infection and cervical cancer.
- At Children's Center for Congenital Anomalies of the Reproductive Tract, we treat patients with intersex disorders, such as ambiguous genitalia. These conditions may make it hard to tell a baby's gender at birth.
- Our team is credited with the development of new techniques for preservation of ovarian tissue in cases of large ovarian masses.
Download our Gynecology Department fact sheet for key highlights and information.
Did you know?
Monthly chats for girls with vaginal agenesis
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 and sexually transmitted diseases. Each month, the center holds online chats on a variety of topics.
Did you know?
New research holds promise for endometriosis treatment
A research team led by Ofer Fainaru, MD, PhD, a research associate at Boston Children's Hospital, has identified a possible new treatment for endometriosis, a painful condition associated with infertility that affects up to 15 percent of women of reproductive age. His team found that some highly specialized immune cells encourage the growth of endometriosis in mouse models. These findings could lead to cell-targeted, less-toxic future treatments for endometriosis.
Explore the Center's Web site for in-depth information on issues affecting teen girls today, including healthy eating, nutrition and eating disorders. Designed specifically for teen girls, the site offers helpful and fun health FAQs and information including:
- online chats
Conditions & Treatments
- Addison's disease
- Breast anatomy
- Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH)
- Endocrine system
- Excessive hair growth (hirsutism)
- Gynecology Program
- Imperforate hymen
- Menstrual reproductive disorder
- Ovarian masses and tumors
- Premature adrenarche
- Puberty for girls
- Septate uterus
- Teen pregnancy
- Toxic shock syndrome
- Unicornuate uterus
- Vertical or complete vaginal septum
- Ambiguous genitalia
- Breast abnormalities
- Breast development
- Group B streptococcus (GBS)
- Kidney stones
- Menstrual irregularities
- Microperforate hymen
- Pelvic pain
- Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Septate hymen
- Sexually transmitted diseases (STD)
- Thrush, Candidiasis and Yeast Infections
- Transverse vaginal septum
- Vaginal agenesis