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April 1967

Adolescent Gynecology.

Am J Dis Child. 1967;113(4):518. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1967.02090190164041

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This slim volume is not in any sense a textbook of gynecology during adolescence, but rather a series of papers given at a recent seminar on this topic. The first three chapters are devoted to endocrinology and hormones; following this are five chapters covering disorders of menstruation, congenital defects, ovarian tumors, hirsutism, and vaginitis. The final three chapters deal with venereal disease, pregnancy, and sex education during adolescent years. In general the chapters are well written and practical, but are not attempts at a complete review of any one subject. They do emphasize, however, the embryonic state of our knowledge about many of these topics, epitomized by the comment of one participant: "I hope, however, that I have left you with a healthy distrust of the figures provided by clinical endocrine laboratories and that this will give you increased reliance on clinical criteria when it comes to the evaluation of

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