The female athlete has today became an accepted part of sports in elementary school, junior high, senior high, and college. This chapter covers various aspects of the prepubertal and pubertal female athlete. An historical perspective will be presented and selected comments provided on psychological and physiologic aspects of the female athlete. Concepts of adolescent gynecology are reviewed, including breast concerns and menstrual dilemmas in relation to sports activity. Exercise during pregnancy is also considered. Iron deficiency anemia and stress urinary incontinence

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Published in Pediatric and Adolescent Sexuality and Gynecology: Principles for the Primary Care Clinician. Hatim A. Omar, Donald E. Greydanus, Artemis K. Tsitsika, Dilip R. Patel, & Joav Merrick, (Eds.). p. 629-669.

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