Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

Specialized care for patients new to gynecological visits. Here, children and adolescents have access to doctors and treatments designed just for them.

A first visit to a gynecologist can cause anxiety for patients and their parents or guardians. Putting everyone at ease is our top priority. Our team of experts brings the best possible care to your child.

The conditions we treat.

We are experts in pediatric and adolescent gynecology, with access to all the latest treatments and technologies. Our physicians have even written national guidelines for the care of adolescents with heavy menses and bleeding disorders, and are advocates, locally and internationally, for the improved care of girls with menstrual disorders. Here are some of the other conditions we treat:

  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Early or delayed puberty
  • Endometriosis
  • Hirsutism
  • Hyperandrogenism
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Premature ovarian insufficiency
  • Vaginal discharge and vulvovaginal concerns

The services we provide.

Our care is comprehensive, provided by a multidisciplinary team that includes other UHealth Jackson Children’s Care specialists. Together, we are able to treat or manage a wide range of conditions, using all of the following services:

Description

A first visit to a gynecologist can cause anxiety for patients and their parents or guardians. Putting everyone at ease is our top priority. Our team of experts brings the best possible care to your child.

The conditions we treat.

We are experts in pediatric and adolescent gynecology, with access to all the latest treatments and technologies. Our physicians have even written national guidelines for the care of adolescents with heavy menses and bleeding disorders, and are advocates, locally and internationally, for the improved care of girls with menstrual disorders. Here are some of the other conditions we treat:

  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Early or delayed puberty
  • Endometriosis
  • Hirsutism
  • Hyperandrogenism
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Premature ovarian insufficiency
  • Vaginal discharge and vulvovaginal concerns

The services we provide.

Our care is comprehensive, provided by a multidisciplinary team that includes other UHealth Jackson Children’s Care specialists. Together, we are able to treat or manage a wide range of conditions, using all of the following services:

Heavy/Irregular Menstrual Bleeding

Diagnosis and management of heavy/irregular menstrual bleeding due to anovulation or bleeding disorders.

Dysmenorrhea and Chronic Pelvic Pain

Management of dysmenorrhea and chronic pelvic pain, including endometriosis, pelvic floor dysfunction, and complex pain in the setting of amplified musculoskeletal pain syndrome (AMPS) and other disorders.

Menstrual Education

Menstrual education and management, including menstrual suppression for adolescent girls and young adults with special needs.

Menstrual Management

Menstrual management and contraception for adolescents and young adults with complex medical conditions, including complex cardiac defects, seizure disorders, rheumatologic disorders, renal failure and transplant patients, sickle cell disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and .vertebral defects, anal atresia, cardiac defects, tracheoesophageal fistula, renal anomalies, and limb abnormalities (VACTERL).

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

Management of adolescents with PCOS /hyperandrogenism/hirsutism.

Premature Ovarian Insufficiency

Care of patients with premature ovarian insufficiency, including pubertal induction for patients with ovarian dysgenesis, Turner syndrome, and patients who have ovarian insufficiency due to cancer treatment.

Pubertal Disorders

Diagnosis and management of pubertal disorders, including precocious and delayed puberty.

Vulvar Disorders

Diagnosis and management of vulvar disorders, including lichen sclerosus, chronic vaginitis, and vulvodynia.

Benign Adnexal Cysts/Masses

Management of benign adnexal cysts/masses, including teratomas.

Differences of Sexual Differentiation (DSD)

Evaluation and management of differences of sexual differentiation (DSD) aka intersex, and Müllerian anomalies.

Trauma-Informed Care

Trauma-informed care for survivors of adverse childhood experiences, including childhood sexual abuse and sexual assault, as well as management of pelvic pain and high-risk behaviors.

Adolescent Transgender Patients

Care of adolescent transgender patients.

Contraception and Screening

Confidential and comprehensive management of contraception/sexually transmitted infection screening/dyspareunia.

Meet our Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologist

Gynecology

Dr. Judith Simms-Cendan areas of expertise include pediatric gynecology, puberty and menstrual disorders in adolescents, and pediatric and adolescent gynecologic surgery. She is co-directing a combined pediatric hematology/gynecology clinic for girls with heavy menses, the only one in South Florida.

Our Location

Your initial appointment will be scheduled at the gynecologist’s office, for any necessary inpatient services, you’ll be referred to Holtz Children’s Hospital.

Our Location

Your initial appointment will be scheduled at the gynecologist’s office, for any necessary inpatient services, you’ll be referred to Holtz Children’s Hospital.