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Young Women's Health Services

Caring for young women can be complicated, but Vanderbilt’s expertise in adolescent and young adult health can help. Vanderbilt is a comprehensive care center for adolescent and young adult female health.

We provide developmentally appropriate health services for female patients up to age 21. This includes contraceptive services including Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC).

We also offer counseling for menstrual suppression in girls with developmental delay or intellectual disabilities.

Some conditions may require referrals to other Vanderbilt departments.

Services offered include

  • Evaluation for menstrual disorders - irregular periods, heavy periods, dysmenorrhea or cramping with periods, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Screening and evaluation for sexually transmitted infections
  • Contraceptive counseling - long-acting reversible contraception such as implants, IUDs, birth control shot, oral contraceptive pills, patch, vaginal ring
  • Contraception options for the medically complex patient, such as girls with developmental delay or cognitive impairment with young women's health needs
  • Pregnancy testing and options counseling

Why Choose Young Women’s Health Services at Children’s Hospital

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    Specialized care

    We are one of the few places that offers providers specially trained in adolescent medicine and able to deliver adolescent-focused health care. Our team includes nursing, nutrition, social work, psychology, psychiatry and sports medicine specialists, all of whom are available to meet your medical needs.

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    Compassionate care

    We strive to provide compassionate, comprehensive and confidential care to adolescent females and their families to help negotiate many of the physical and emotional challenges of puberty.

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    Effective contraception options

    Many professional organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, recommend long-acting reversible contraception as the most effective method for adolescent and young adults. These methods may include hormone-releasing contraceptive implants (such as Nexplanon) and intrauterine devices (IUDs such as Skyla, Paragard or Mirena), which are available to our patients in the office setting. We can institute many contraceptive options the same day as your appointment.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:

Location

Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 36300
Nashville, TN 37204

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