Clinical presentation and complaints of the vulvo-vaginal area are quite prevalent in the pediatric population and the primary care providers the first individuals called upon to evaluate the patients. One of the most difficult tasks for an individual that rarely performs the genitourinary examination is performing one on a pediatric patient. This chapter has been written to aid the primary care provider in successful examination, documentation and diagnosis.

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Published in Pediatric and Adolescent Sexuality and Gynecology: Principles for the Primary Care Provider. Hatim A. Omar, Donald E. Greydanus, Artemis K. Tsitsika, Dilip R. Patel, & Joav Merrick, (Eds.). p. 67-89.

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Reprinted as a book chapter in Handbook of Clinical Pediatrics: An Update for the Ambulatory Pediatrician. Donald E. Greydanus, Dilip R. Patel, Vinay N. Reddy, Arthur N. Feinberg, & Hatim A. Omar, (Eds.). p. 643-664.