Teen & Young Adult

Your First Gynecological Exam

A part of becoming a woman is learning how to take care of your body. The age of your first visit to a gynecologist can be as early as 13-15 years old. If you are sexually active you should be seen on a yearly basis. We do not need to do pelvic exams unless you are experiencing problems. We will not perform pap smears until you are 21 years old.

We want you to feel safe and comfortable asking questions about your body, birth control, STDs, growing up, and sex. If you want to talk to us alone, we will honor your wishes.

Services for You

In addition to yearly exams, we offer birth control and STD testing. Once you are sexually active we recommend a yearly exam, but we can also do urine screens for some STDs without an exam. Pap smears are recommended at age 21 for every two years while you are in your 20's. We do not need to do pelvic exams unless you are experiencing problems or 21.  We are able to do routine std testing without a pelvic exam.  You will not need a pap smear until you are 21. If you have an abnormal pap smear, we recommend more frequent testing. Yearly Chlamydia screens are done up to the age 26. Age appropriate vaccines including the HPV vaccine are available. We also have information on living a healthy lifestyle including information about sexuality, weight, smoking, alcohol, and drugs.

We treat problems such as vaginal infections, abnormal pap smears, emotional up and downs, pregnancy diagnosis, bladder infections, HPV, abnormal bleeding, cramps, and breast problems.

For Parents

Your child's health is important to us. We want her to feel comfortable coming to us when she needs gynecologic services. If you have any concerns about her health, please discuss the concerns with us.

We will ask you to sign consent for treatment and we will ask her to sign forms if she wants us to talk to you about her health.

Useful Knowledge

American College of Obstetrics and Gyneocology has information on a wide range of health topics for women.
http://www.acog.org/For_Patients