GYN Doctors serving patients in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk & Portsmouth
A Gynecology Specialists note:
Following is an excellent article about "young women and their first GYN appointment" from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists that we’d like to share with you. Below are many reasons why young women in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and throughout Hampton Roads should see a GYN doctor before age 21.
If you have any questions, please call our GYN Clinic at (757) 312-8221.
21 reasons to see a GYN doctor before age 21
By the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - 2016
Although most young women don’t need to have a pap test until they are 21 years old, there are at least 21 reasons why you should see a gynecologist before age 21:
1. Stay at a healthy body weight and feel good about your body.
2. Start good habits for healthy bones.
3. Learn if you have a urinary tract infection and get treatment if you do.
4. Get treatment for vaginal itching, discharge, or odor.
5. Learn if your periods are normal.
6. Get relief if your periods are painful.
7. Find out why your periods are too heavy.
8. Find out why your periods are too close or too far apart or why bleeding happens in between your periods.
9. Learn ways to deal with premenstrual syndrome (PMS) problems.
Sexuality and Relationships
10. Have safe and healthy relationships with a boyfriend.
11. Know when a relationship is threatening or harmful.
12. Talk about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender topics.
13. Think things through before you have sex for the first time.
14. Learn about safe sex.
15. Get birth control so you can choose to become pregnant when the time is right for you.
16. Plan ahead for a safe and healthy pregnancy.
17. Get tested for pregnancy.
18. Know what your options are if you become pregnant.
Sexually Transmitted Infections
19. Protect yourself from sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV and take steps to lower your risk of becoming infected.
20. Get the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.
21. Get tested for STIs and HIV if you are sexually active.
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About our GYN doctors
Our all-female practice covers a wide spectrum of gyn and health issues, including the HPV vaccine, PMS problems, a urinary tract infection, periods that are too heavy, and birth control. Since 2004 each of the GYN doctors at Gynecology Specialists have been caring for women and teens in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Peninsula, Eastern Shore, Hampton Roads and North Carolina.