Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Pediatric and adolescent gynecology at Children's of Minnesota provides family-centered diagnostic and therapeutic services for conditions affecting the pediatric and adolescent female reproductive system.
Pediatric and adolescent gynecology collaborates with physicians, nurses, and support staff throughout Children's, and participates in multidisciplinary clinics with hematology and endocrinology. The team at Children's is committed to delivering next generation care with compassion and respect.
We recognize that children and teens need more attention than adults, and we work with patients and families to develop a plan of care that meets their needs. We evaluate and treat patients from infancy and childhood through adolescence and young adulthood.
The goals of pediatric and adolescent gynecology at Children's are:
- To provide the best patient and family experience in our hospitals and clinics
- To understand the medical, developmental, and emotional terms of children and teens
- To achieve the best medical and quality of life outcomes for each patient
What is a pediatric and adolescent gynecologist?
A pediatric and adolescent gynecologist is an obstetrician-gynecologist who has devoted her or his career to the care of children and adolescents. They have completed a residency in an approved obstetrics and gynecology program and have completed a formal fellowship in pediatric and adolescent gynecology, or have significant experience in caring for pediatric and adolescent patients.
Conditions treated at Children's include, but are not limited to:
- Abnormal development of the reproductive structures
- Contraception (pills, patches, rings, injections, implants, IUDs)
- Delayed puberty or periods
- Labial adhesions
- Lichen Sclerosus
- Medical uses of hormonal contraceptives
- Menstrual problems including:
- painful periods
- heavy periods
- frequent or irregular periods
- Menstrual suppression
- Ovarian cysts
- Pelvic pain
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
- Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- Torsion of the ovary
- Trauma to the genitalia
- Vaginal stenosis
- Vulvar ulcers or lesions
Meet the Team
Rachel J. Miller, MD received her medical degree from the University of North Dakota and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. She completed her fellowship in pediatric and adolescent gynecology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and joined Children’s of Minnesota in 2008.