Adolescent gynecology requires a specialized approach. Whether it’s a young woman’s first gynecology visit, a routine women’s wellness visit, help with birth control, STD testing, or something else, the caring team at West Kendall OBGYN, serving the Doral, Kendall and West Kendall areas of Miami, takes a down-to-earth and understanding approach that makes teens comfortable. Use the online scheduler or call the practice to book now.
Adolescent Gynecology Q&A
Adolescent Gynecology Q & A
When Should Girls Have Their First Gynecology Appointment?
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that young women have their first adolescent gynecology visit at age 13-15. The West Kendall OBGYN team is highly experienced in all aspects of adolescent gynecology and knows how to help young women feel at-ease during their first visit.
How Can My Daughter Prepare for Her First Gynecology Visit?
First, explain that it’s normal to be a little anxious, but that the visit will be smooth and easy. Encourage your daughter to make a list of questions and concerns to discuss with their gynecologist. This can include anything related to female health, including birth control, menstrual cycle, sex, and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
Your daughter may be concerned about proper preparation for the exam, so explain that as long as they take a bath or shower and clean their genitals in the usual way, that’s plenty of prep.
Finally, be sure to remind your daughter that their gynecologist is a specialist who performs pelvic exams and discusses female health issues every single day, so there’s absolutely no reason to feel embarrassed.
What Do Adolescent Gynecology Visits Include?
Generally, adolescent gynecology visits at West Kendall OBGYN include:
Height, weight, and blood pressure check
Clinical breast exam
External genital exam (check of the vulva)
In many cases, the first adolescent gynecology visit won’t include an inner pelvic exam, especially if a patient isn’t sexually active yet. Internal pelvic exams typically start by age 21, as that’s the age when Pap smear testing usually begins. Although STD testing isn’t usually part of adolescent gynecology exams, the doctor can include it if needed.
How Often Should Teens Have Well-Woman Visits?
After the initial adolescent gynecology appointment, teenagers should continue to see their doctor once a year for well-woman visits. The experienced gynecologists at West Kendall OBGYN see women at all stages of their life, so a patient can get reliable and comfortable care from their teenage years to their childbearing years, menopause, and beyond.
For adolescent gynecology care from a leading OBGYN team, book your appointment online or by phone today at West Kendall OBGYN.