Changes in genital anatomy and microbiology in girls between age 6 and age 12 years: a longitudinal study.

@article{Myhre2010ChangesIG,
  title={Changes in genital anatomy and microbiology in girls between age 6 and age 12 years: a longitudinal study.},
  author={Arne Kristian Myhre and Kirsti Myklestad and Joyce A Adams},
  journal={Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology},
  year={2010},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={77-85}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE To study changes in genital anatomy and occurrence of human papillomavirus and Gardnerella vaginalis in girls resulting from growth and development. DESIGN At age 11-12 years, an invitation was sent to 180 girls to attend a follow-up examination. All girls had previously participated in a study exploring anogenital anatomy and microbiology in children selected for non-abuse at age 5 and 6. The genital area was examined with a colposcope and microbiological samples for… CONTINUE READING

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