What We Treat

Our pediatric experts are experienced in the medical and surgical management of children ages 0 to 21 with a wide range of gynecological issues, including, but not limited to:

  • Breast problems (non-surgical)
  • Congenital anomalies (birth defects) of the reproductive tract, including vaginal agenesis, uterine abnormalities, labial hypertrophy, vaginal septum, absent vagina and/or uterus
  • Changes to contraception (birth control)
  • Disorders of sexual development, including congenital adrenal hyperplasia and Turner syndrome
  • Endometriosis
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Hymen problems, including imperforate, microperforate and septate hymen
  • Labial adhesions
  • Menstrual problems, including amenorrhea (absence of menses), irregular menses, heavy menses, dysmenorrhea (pelvic pain)
  • Ovarian cysts and masses
  • Ovarian torsion
  • Pelvic pain, including chronic and acute
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Premature ovarian failure
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Puberty abnormalities (early or delayed)
  • Reproductive health concerns of girls with cancer or blood disorders
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Toxic shock syndrome (TSS)
  • Trauma or other injuries to the genitalia
  • Vulvar ulcers or lesions
  • Vulvovaginitis (prepubertal and pubertal)

Services We Offer

At Children’s, we are sensitive to the unique emotional and psychological needs of our patients and their families. We offer the following services to girls ages 0 to 21:

  • Evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with gynecologic conditions, including routine gynecologic care
  • Full scope of gynecologic surgeries to treat conditions, including, but not limited to: ovarian cysts, vaginal problems, reproductive tract abnormalities and endometriosis
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Fertility preservation discussions prior to cancer treatment
  • Collaboration with other pediatric specialties within Children’s, including general surgery, urology, hematology/oncology, endocrinology, reproductive endocrinology, pelvic and anorectal malformations, and pain management to address reproductive health concerns

Meet the Team

Our gynecology team is led by Krista Childress, MD. Dr. Childress joined Children’s Physician Group and Emory University School of Medicine as Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology by way of Houston’s Baylor College of Medicine at Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Childress is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology has broad experience and interest in these fields, in addition to pediatric fertility preservation.


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Clinic visits are held at the Center for Advanced Pediatrics and Children's Medical Office Building. Surgical procedures are performed at our Egleston and Scottish Rite hospitals.

Egleston hospital

1405 Clifton Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30322

Scottish Rite hospital

1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30342-1605

Center for Advanced Pediatrics

1400 Tullie Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30329

Children's Medical Office Building at Scottish Rite hospital

5461 Meridian Mark Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30342-1654