November 1990

Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

Author Affiliations

Maricopa Medical Center Department of Pediatrics PO Box 5099 Phoenix, AZ 85010


3rd edition, by S. Jean Herriot Emans and Donald Peter Goldstein, 621 pp, with illus, $46.50, Boston, Mass, Little Brown & Co Inc, 1990.

Am J Dis Child. 1990;144(11):1199. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1990.02150350031018

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Both of these books supply essential information about adolescent gynecology and sexuality. Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology is the third edition of a text last revised in 1982. During the past 8 years, much has changed in the field of adolescent gynecology. There are new diseases, new contraceptives, and new treatment regimens. This edition admirably incorporates this new knowledge in every chapter. I am particularly impressed that the references include pertinent journal articles published as recently as early 1990. A chapter on human immunodeficiency virus and human papillomavirus infection has been added. Legal aspects of pediatric and adolescent gynecology are also discussed. This edition is about 250 pages longer than the second. The chapters on sexual abuse, delayed puberty, and painful gynecologic disorders, in particular, are far more comprehensive than in the second edition. Although some of the figures and tables have not changed, an excellent color plate has been added

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