This live Q&A is for adolescent girls, and young women born with anorectal malformations (ARMs). Our hosts, Lesley Breech, Director of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Kara Bendle, a Gynecological Specialty Nurse at Cincinnati Children's Hospital are eager to discuss gynecologic concerns and answer questions from you online, in real-time. Every year, adolescent girls with ARM and other congenital anomalies enter puberty with so many questions about their reproductive development. Lesley and Kara are excited to host this live Q&A to answer those sometimes awkward or difficult questions in a casual safe atmosphere.
Dr. Breech is the Director of the Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC). She has been a leader within the Comprehensive Fertility Care and Preservation Program (CFCPP) since January 2014. She is interested in the development of the optimal interdisciplinary pediatric care delivery model to share with other providers throughout the world.
Kara Bendle is a specialty gynecology nurse focusing on coordinating interdisciplinary care for the Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at Cincinnati Children's Medical Center Hospital. She is interested in nursing leadership and the development of patient centered education materials.