Jump to navigation. Many moms aren't aware that the first gynecology visit for their teen daughter is actually recommended for sometime between the ages of 13 and 15 years old. You probably had your first visit sometime around going to college. Hopefully, your experience was a good one. The most important part of your daughter's first gynecology visit is the chance for her to start developing a relationship with a doctor. It's not about getting a Pap smear.
The First Gynecology Visit: A Message To Teen Girls (And Their Parents) | Pavilion for Women
Teen Gynecological Care
By beginning visits early with the gynecologist, healthy habits can be established, and a plan can be developed for future treatment and preventative care. At this appointment, the physician will obtain a thorough health history, discuss health habits and address any medical concerns. Generally, a pelvic exam is not necessary at this visit. Prevention truly is the best medicine. This is also the time to discuss cervical cancer prevention by discussing good health habits and HPV vaccination.
Your Daughter's First Gynecology Visit
January 17, Most parents are well-versed in schedules for their kids. They know to schedule an annual physical—or else the school nurse will call, or their child can't join the soccer team. They know when their kids need to start dental checks, and inevitably, when to see an orthodontist. But when it comes to teenaged girls, many parents may not realize a first gynecologist visit should be scheduled between ages 13 and
Our physicians make every effort to make this first visit as comfortable as possible and many times no pelvic examination is even needed. One way to minimize any fears is to know what might happen at this visit. Below, please find some commonly asked questions regarding this first visit. The first visit will be spent talking with your doctor about any problems or concerns you might have.