Heavy Menses in Adolescents
by Janice Bacon, MD
Presentation date: September 8, 2011
Expiration date: September 8, 2014
Approximately 1 hour
Janice Bacon, MD is currently a partner at The Women's Health and Diagnostic Center at Lexington Medical Center. She graduated from Jacksonville University with a degree in Biology and attended medical school at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Upon completion of medical school, she did her residency at Richland Memorial Hospital. Following residency, she became a full-time faculty member at Palmetto Health Richland and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. She was previously the E.J. Dennis III, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine (USC SoM). Dr. Bacon's special interests are pediatric and adolescent gynecology, vulvar pain and chronic vulvovaginitis, and contraceptive dilemmas. She has been active with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) previously serving as the National Junior Fellow College Advisory Council Chairperson. She is currently South Carolina's Section Vice Chairman for ACOG. Dr. Bacon is Past President of the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology and participates on local and regional levels with teaching and consultation in this area. She is also the Past President of the South Atlantic Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Bacon's research has been primarily in areas of pediatric and adolescent gynecology. She is the founder of the Adolescent Clinic at Palmetto Health Richland , which is in its 22nd year of operation.
Disclosure of Financial Relationships:
No relevant financial relationships exist for the speaker.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
1) Discuss the most common diagnoses causing menorrhagia in adolescent women.
2) Choose relevant laboratory and imaging studies to assist the evaluation of menorrhgia in adolescent women.
3) Plan an immediate therapy for acute menorrhagia.
4) Discuss the obtion for long term management of adolescent women with bleeding disorders.