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Chapter 12 - Psychological Care in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Practice: Addressing the Effects of Sexual and Gender Norms

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 February 2018

Sarah M. Creighton
University College Hospital, London
Adam Balen
University of Leeds
Lesley Breech
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Lih-Mei Liao
University College Hospital, London
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Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
A Problem-Based Approach
, pp. 150 - 157
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2018

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