Androgens in the Adolescent

  • Robert Wild
Part of the Clinical Perspective in Obstetrics and Gynecology book series (CPOG)

Abstract

Adolescence is a time of unrest. Body image and peer interaction are critical to the evolving personality. In a society where the media is constantly promoting certain physical attributes, the adolescent is pressured to look perfect. Obesity, hirsutism, and acne can thwart what is often an unobtainable goal. It therefore behooves all health professionals who treat adolescents to understand abnormal androgen dynamics as found in patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Intervention may prevent major health problems and can contribute to psychological well-being.

Keywords

Luteinizing Hormone Polycystic Ovary Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Free Testosterone Luteinizing Hormone Level 
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