Child Abuse Sexual Assault

Genital Dermatologic Conditions in Children

Well, as of this posting I am [hopefully] making my way back to DC. Turns out a fantastic day of training with the Kansas Coalition is offset by multiple cancelled flights, so getting home is somewhat trickier than planned. No matter–these things happen, and there’s great dinner conversation (and wine) to ease the pain of thwarted travel plans. Seeing as this was the last week of the busy spring training calendar, I return home to once again pay more attention to the projects on my calendar. This includes the work on the Tribal Forensic Healthcare project, which has a great peds webinar coming up next month:

Dr. Raquel Vargas-Whale will be presenting Genital Dermatologic Conditions in Children. The session will be held June 26th from 3-4:30pm ET. Those of you who attended her previous webinar know what a great presenter she is. As always, CEUs are available; the session will also be archived if you can’t attend.

From the site:

Vulvovaginitis is the most common gynecologic problem in pre-pubertal girls.   The pre-pubertal hypo estrogenic tissues are atrophic and therefore more susceptible to infection and irritation.   These types of complaints can result from a variety of sources including infection, congenital abnormalities, trauma or dermatologic conditions. In this webinar, we will explore each of these etiologies, paying special attention to the dermatologic conditions clinical providers should consider when evaluating genital skin complaints in children.  This course of instruction will be delivered in a webinar format with descriptive images and photographs provided to familiarize the learner with the clinical presentation of these disorders.


After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Recognize the common and uncommon manifestations of dermatologic genital skin conditions in children
  2. Understand the forensic significance of the clinical and forensic significance of some genital dermatologic findings in children
  3. Describe the appropriate treatment/ management for vaginal dermatologic conditions children