Adolescent Gynecology

Pediatric and adolescent gynecology is an emerging specialty, at the intersection of pediatrics, pediatric endocrinology, gynecology, pediatric surgery, dermatology, psychiatry, public health medicine and genetics. It thus addresses a wide spectrum of diseases from the newborn period to adolescence. The gynecological problems encountered in children and adolescents are often both medically and psychologically complex and thus require a highly skilled and coherent approach. The adolescent, who is no longer a child but not quite an adult, poses a particular management problem to the traditional specialties.

The Adolescent Gynecology Clinic, located at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in the Clinics Building, focuses on the needs of children and adolescents from infants to teens.

Clinical Problems

Clinical problems include but are not limited to:

  • Vaginal Complaints
  • Abnormal Genital Exam
  • Ovarian Cysts/Masses
  • Early Puberty
  • Menstrual Irregularities
  • Painful Periods
  • Heavy Periods
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Contraception
  • Ovarian Cysts/Masses
  • Late Puberty
  • Breast Concerns
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Abnormal Genital Exam
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and Other Endocrine Concerns


This specialty clinic is staffed by Seema Menon, MD, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rahmouna Farez, MD, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Jessica Francis, MD, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Medical College of Wisconsin.

In addition, we have a multi-specialty clinic in Gynecology and Hematology offered for adolescents with heavy periods.

Who will my adolescent see?

The clinic uses a multidisciplinary team approach to your teen’s care that may include a gynecologist, an adolescent medicine physician, registered nurse or social worker with referrals to additional hospital specialists as needed. The Gynecology Clinic team includes:

Farez, Rahmouna, MD

Farez, Rahmouna, MD

Assistant Professor; Co-Director, Clerkship Program
Francis, Jessica, MD

Francis, Jessica, MD

Associate Professor; Residency Program Director
Menon, Seema, MD

Menon, Seema, MD

Associate Professor; Director of Obstetrics & Gynecology Clinic; Program Director of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

Learn More

chw-boxLearn more about the Adolescent Gynecology Clinic on the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin website.

The Adolescent Health and Medicine Program addresses the unique health care concerns facing children and young adults. Services offered are designed to support and complement the role of the pediatrician or family practice physician. The weekly Adolescent Health Clinic has evaluated adolescent patients in the past year with conditions ranging from fatigue to eating disorders to gynecological concerns. The program also collaborates as needed with Children’s Hospital specialties including but not limited to Dermatology, Rheumatology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine.