Parents of teen girls often wonder when their daughters should first be seen by a gynecologist, and adolescents are often unaware of what is involved in basic gynecological care. Teen girls have unique health care needs, and Shoemaker Ob-Gyn offers gynecological services for young women as they develop.
Although a young woman’s first routine pelvic exam and Pap smear are typically done around age 21, some young women have concerns such as menstrual irregularities, missed periods, severe cramps or PMS, a delayed first period, and other conditions that can benefit from gynecological care.
The care that Shoemaker Ob-Gyn provides to teen girls isn’t limited to concerns related to periods, however. We also are able to counsel adolescent women on issues surrounding puberty, menstruation, female health and hygiene, and sexual health.
Teen girls often struggle with issues related to body image, pressure from peers and boyfriends, and questions about their changing bodies. Shoemaker Ob-Gyn provides compassionate, individualized care, taking into account each young woman’s level of maturity and development.
For more information, check out 21 Reasons to See a Gynecologist Before You Turn 21.