Teen gynecology, or teen GYN, is an area of women’s health focused on addressing girls’ unique needs as they move through adolescence. While all young women go through puberty and transition into adulthood, many encounter difficulties during this time.
Teen gynecology offers the chance for girls to build a trusting relationship with their gynecologist. This not only serves them well if a women’s health need arises but also normalizes the process of coming in for routine well-woman exams, which help teens establish healthy habits that can last a lifetime.
As with all women’s health services, teen gynecology is highly personalized. The primary focus during these early visits is to build trust between patient and practitioner and to let young women know that their gynecologist is here to assist with questions and concerns as they arise.
Teen gynecology visits don’t always include a pelvic exam. Some early visits are simply informational. As a young woman continues to move closer to adulthood, visits might include the following:
There are no topics off-limits within teen gynecology. In fact, the best way to make the most of these visits is to feel comfortable discussing any subject with your practitioner.
Experts recommend bringing your daughter in for her first gynecology visit around the ages of 13-15. These early visits allow time for girls to build relationships with their providers and often do not require a pelvic exam.
Far too many young women fear gynecology care. In reality, gynecology is simply another aspect of overall health and wellness. Beginning gynecology visits during the teenage years helps girls know there is nothing to fear and a lot to gain from this aspect of their health care.
If you’re ready to book a visit, online scheduling takes just moments to complete. You can also book a visit by calling to speak with a friendly member of the administrative staff regarding appointment availability.