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Understanding the physiological and psychological changes that take place during childhood, puberty, and adolescence is crucial for the prevention of ills that afflict adult society. The study of these fields is interdisciplinary, and pediatric and adolescent gynecology serve primary roles.
In this book George Creatsas, George Mastorakos, and their co-authors present both basic and clinical information without neglecting the psychological and social behavior of teenaged girls. Topics covered include gynecological and endocrinological physiology from adolescence to adulthood, the endometrium and menstrual cycle, disorders of the ovarian cycle and puberty, endometriosis, female genital tract malignancies during puberty, gynecological surgical procedures during adolescence, and genetic disorders during adolescence. The subject of of adolescent sexuality and reproduction in relation to recent trends in contraception is also addressed.
About the Author
George Creatsas teaches at the University of Athens. George Mastorakos is employed with the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health.