Paediatric & Adolescent Gynaecology
The Department of Paediatric and Adolescent gynaecology was established in 1997 and manages medical problems that affect the gynaecological system in children into the teenage years and beyond.
Disorders include paediatric vulval conditions, early and delayed puberty, congenital absence of the reproductive tract, and genetic and phenotypic sex chromosome mismatch causing problems with puberty, and fertility. The team work closely with paediatric endocrinology, paediatric oncology, and fertility.
A multidisciplinary team of clinicians, and nurses collaborate in clinical practice and research projects with the aim of improving outcomes for children and adults with these conditions. Studies have included a review of surgical vaginal reconstruction, and non-surgical techniques. Presently there is study investigating adjuvant techniques to improve vaginal dilation therapies. Ongoing research collaboration with paediatric endocrinology, and paediatric oncology also occurs, with the aim to produce clinical meaningful results that can be used to optimise patient care.
Dr Rebecca Deans
Ph (02) 9382 6726
Ms Jennifer Morrisey
Ph (02) 9382 6247