Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

​​​​​​The Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Program at UW Medicine and Seattle Children's is the only dedicated pediatric and adolescent gynecology practice in Washington. We also serve patients from Montana, Idaho and Alaska. UW Medicine physicians provide comprehensive evaluation and specialized treatment for gynecologic issues in infants, children and adolescents. We see patients with a variety of concerns including:

  • Heavy, frequent or painful menstrual periods
  • Irregular or infrequent menstrual periods
  • Signs of early sexual development
  • Signs of delayed sexual development
  • Breast abnormalities, including asymmetry or pain
  • Chronic genital rashes or itching
  • Vaginal discharge, drainage or odor
  • Unusual appearance of the genitals
  • Abdominal or pelvic pain
  • Ovarian cysts or pelvic masses
  • Endometriosis
  • Birth defects involving the reproductive organs
  • Injuries involving the reproductive organs
  • Contraception counseling
  • Menstrual management for girls with physical and developmental challenges

For many girls, their first visit to the gynecologist is an opportunity to discuss their questions about puberty, development, reproductive health and sexuality. And it's a perfect time to educate them about when a pelvic or breast exam should be performed.

We offer counseling about abstinence and methods to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection. If pregnancy occurs, we offer a specialized pregnancy program dedicated to meeting the unique needs of pregnant adolescents. We also work very closely with referring physicians and pediatric specialty caregivers at Seattle Children's to coordinate care for girls with other chronic medical or developmental issues which can impact their reproductive health.

Our physicians are obstetrician gynecologists who have expertise in the subspecialty of pediatric and adolescent gynecology. They have expertise in the evaluation and medical and surgical management of conditions of pediatric and adolescent gynecology. Dr. Anne-Marie Amies Oelschlager is director of pediatric and adolescent gynecology and has a clinical service at UW Medicine and Seattle Children's. Dr. Kate Debiec has a clinical service in adolescent pregnancy at the UW Medicine and cares for patients at Seattle Children's.

We work closely with our patients and their primary providers to provide the most comprehensive care for children with diseases and disorders of the reproductive system. Seattle Children's provides specialty programs involving multidisciplinary care for children by UW Medicine physicians.

Surgical treatments offered focus on minimally invasive surgery:

  • Laparoscopy for the evaluation of abdominal masses, pelvic pain and pelvic endometriosis
  • Laser surgery
  • Vaginoscopy for the removal of foreign objects and assessment of bleeding and injuries
  • Colposcopy for the evaluation of abnormal bleeding
  • Consultations and surgery for birth defects involving the reproductive organs

More pediatric and adolescent information

Seattle Children’s Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Clinic
206.987.2028, 866.987.2000 (toll free)
Fax: 206.987.3959

Seattle Children's
4800 Sand Point Way N.E.
Seattle, WA 98105