Adolescent / Teenage Care
The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) recommends that girls have their first gynecologic visit between the ages of 13 and 15 years. Although most young women don’t need to have a pap test until they are 21 years old, ACOG recommend women to see a gynecologist before age 21 years for the following reasons:
- Maintaining gynecological health and treatment of problems such as urinary tract infection, and vaginal itching, discharge, or odor etc.
- Learning about your periods and treatment of problems such as irregular or painful periods, or dealing with premenstrual syndrome (PMS) problems.
- Learning about sexuality and relationships.
- Learning about family planning and pregnancy.
- Learning about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and how to take steps to lower your risk of becoming infected.
To schedule your appointment, call our office at (845) 433-0101.
Note: The information provided on this page is not intended to be used for medical diagnosis or as medical advice. This information is not comprehensive and does not recommend a course of action to be followed. For medical advice, please consult with your obstetrician and gynecologist.