A Note for Parents
The caring, experienced doctors and nurses at About Women Ob-Gyn are adept at helping your daughter feel relaxed during their visit and are skilled at covering topics that are especially important to teens like counseling on the risks of sexual activity, education about abstinence programs, pregnancy prevention, and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
When to schedule a first visit
We recommend that young women undergo their first gynecologic exam at age 12. This allows them to build a trusting relationship with their doctor or nurse practitioner, become familiar with their bodies and get the kind of knowledge needed to dispel myths, rumors and misinformation. Young women are also encouraged to schedule an appointment if they have questions about their period, have questions about contraception or STDs, and when they become sexually active.
Even if you receive your routine gynecology care from your family doctor or other healthcare provider, we encourage you to contact About Women Ob-Gyn for specialized gynecology services, including: