Obesity in adolescent girls: Emerging role of reproductive health professionals

Maria E. Trent, Marc R. Laufer

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Reproductive health professionals who care for adolescent girls are often confronted with the issue of obesity either through specialty reproductive health concerns or as the primary providers of gynecologic or obstetric health care for young women. There are some significant health concerns that result from obesity in girls; therefore, this review summarizes the epidemiology, evaluation and management of adolescent obesity, focusing on issues pertinent to young women's health care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)445-453
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Adolescent medicine
  • Morbid obesity
  • Obesity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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