Chapter 28. Gynaecological Conditions

  1. Kate Thomson MBBS, FRACP General Paediatrician3,4,
  2. Dean Tey MBBS Allergy and Immunology Fellow5 and
  3. Michael Marks MBBS, MPH, MD, FRACP Paediatrician Senior Lecturer6,7
  1. Sonia Grover MBBS, FRANZCOG, MD Director Consultant Gynaecologist1,2

Published Online: 17 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch28

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

How to Cite

Grover, S. (2009) Gynaecological Conditions, in Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition (eds K. Thomson, D. Tey and M. Marks), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch28

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Developmental Medicine, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  2. 4

    Emergency Department, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  3. 5

    Department of Allergy and Immunology, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

  4. 6

    Department of General Medicine, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  5. 7

    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology, Victoria, Australia

  2. 2

    Mercy Hospital for Women and Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 FEB 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405174008

Online ISBN: 9781444308051



  • gynaecological conditions;
  • prepubescent problems - vaginal discharge;
  • vaginal bleeding;
  • labial adhesions - seen in infancy and resolving by about 8 years;
  • menstrual problems - dysmenorrhoea;
  • polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS);
  • metrostaxis (severe heavy loss);
  • pelvic inflammatory disease;
  • ectopic pregnancy;
  • emergency contraception - the morning-after pill


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Prepubescent problems

  • Menstrual problems

  • Pelvic pain: gynaecological causes

  • Breast problems

  • Contraception: best options for young women