Dysmenorrhea – Treatment Tips for the Pediatrician

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017

In this presentation you will learn about:

  • Causes of adolescent dysmenorrhea
  • Optimizing NSAID therapy
  • How to counsel and prescribe combined oral contraceptive pills, patch, and vaginal ring
  • How to counsel and prescribe depot medroxyprogesterone injections
  • How to counsel and prescribe low dose progestin-only pills
  • Consideration of referral for implant or levonorgestrel IUD placement
  • Brief review of treatment principles for suspected adolescent endometriosis

Serena Hsi Ju Chan, MD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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