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Chapter 14 - Psychology in Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  28 January 2023

Naomi S. Crouch
St Michael's Hospital, Bristol
Cara E. Williams
Liverpool Women's Hospital
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Many young people seen in paediatric and adolescent gynaecology (PAG) clinics will be distressed and will be accompanied by distressed parents, carers or partners. Good multi-professional care can understand these natural and normal emotional and psychological responses. Aspects of physical development are increasingly characterised as natural variations rather than pathologies. Some previously routine PAG procedures, such as sex-affirming genital surgery, are now identified as socially motivated. All PAG practitioners need to develop a deeper understanding of those that are seeking their help to achieve optimal personal development.

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Print publication year: 2023

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