Adolescent Gynecology

We care about her health. Girls should first visit with a women’s health provider for health promotion, education, and prevention when they are between 13 and 15 years old, or when they start their menstrual cycle (if that is earlier).

Also, do not fret — the vast majority of girls do not need a pelvic examination at this time!

Frequently asked-about topics:

  • Adolescent development
  • Heavy, frequent or painful menstrual periods
  • Irregular or infrequent menstrual periods
  • Signs of early sexual maturation
  • Breast abnormalities, including asymmetry or pain
  • Chronic genital rashes or itching
  • Prevention of pregnancy
  • Prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases
  • Date rape prevention
  • Healthy eating habits
  • Vaginal discharge, drainage, or odor
  • Unusual appearance of the genitals
  • Ovarian cysts or pelvic masses
  • Pelvic endometriosis
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Anything else of concern!