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Adolescent Care

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Most women associate going to the gynecologist with their annual well-woman exam, however, adolescent gynecologic care and health is very important. Once a girl starts menstruating, her body is susceptible to other health issues, such as premenstrual symptoms, endometriosis, pelvic pain, heavy or irregular menstrual bleeding and anemia.

Each of the female physicians possess the special kind of care and understanding the adolescent “first visit” to the gynecologist takes. A young woman is much more likely to schedule her first Pap test, either upon sexual activity or at 21 years old, if she has a comfort level with going to the OB/GYN. From maintaining a healthy vagina with routine Pap smears to learning how to perform a self breast exam to check for lumps that could be cancerous and from learning about proper sexual health and family planning methods, such as birth control pills, to how to manage problematic menopausal symptoms—a lot of a woman’s health is connected to her reproductive system. Thus, it is very important to begin adolescent OB/GYN care at the right time and in the right way. A Place for Women is the perfect place to be introduced to the world of proper gynecologic care.

If you would like to schedule an adolescent “first visit” to one of the gynecologists at A Place for Women, call 321.939.3553.