You may be nervous about your first visit to a gynecologist, but it can be a truly empowering experience. By taking control and establishing a trusting relationship with a medical professional, you set the stage for a lifetime of open dialogue and healthy choices.
We recommend having your first visit between the ages of 13 and 15. During early exams, we’ll talk about your body and patterns of normal development and menstruation. Unless you are sexually active, experiencing abnormal bleeding or pain, you often will not have a pelvic exam and Pap smear until you turn 21. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and voice concerns about your body.
When the time comes, we’ll help you understand birth control options. And if you’re sexually active, we may recommend certain vaccinations and STD tests.
Our team is committed to having real, honest conversations and making sure you have all the information you need to make healthy choices. We want to develop a long-lasting relationship with you based on trust.