Adolescent gynecology involves taking measures to ensure a young woman going through puberty is developing healthfully while educating her about her body. At Women’s Healthcare Group in York, Pennsylvania, the compassionate adolescent gynecology experts are available to help any young woman through the transition into womanhood. To learn more about the adolescent gynecology services Women’s Healthcare Group provides, call or book an appointment online today.
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Gynecological care for young women transitioning from pediatrics is commonly called adolescent gynecology. Some of the gynecologic issues and changes that adolescent gynecology evaluates and treats include:
Puberty in young women can start anywhere between 8-13 (or older), so it’s important to schedule a consultation with an experienced OB/GYN if there are concerns about these hormonal changes.
The caring team at Women’s Healthcare Group understand how nervous an adolescent gynecology exam can make you feel. Talk with your parents or a trusted adult about your concerns, or even your OB/GYN. They can help put you at ease.
Your adolescent gynecology exam is personalized to you and your concerns. In general, your clinician is going to talk with you about:
At Women’s Healthcare Group, a compassionate OB/GYN is available to answer questions, while walking you through your first gynecological exam and educating you about your reproductive health and developing body.
While you will eventually need to schedule a regular pelvic exam and Pap smear, usually after you turn 21, your first gynecological visit typically consists of a regular physical exam and an external genital exam. A pelvic exam is only recommended for young women if you’re experiencing problems, such as abnormal bleeding or pain.
The expert OB/GYNs at Women’s Healthcare Group typically recommend getting a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, too. HPV is a sexually transmitted virus and can lead to cervical cancer, as well as genital warts. The vaccine can lessen your chance of developing cervical cancer.
Usually, you get your first HPV vaccination around 11-12 years of age — sometimes as young as nine years old. It’s also recommended for young women between the ages of 13-26 who have not yet been vaccinated or who never completed their vaccine series.
You deserve a compassionate, understanding doctor for your first gynecological visit. Call Women’s Healthcare Group or book an appointment online today to learn more about adolescent gynecology.