As girls become women, they have a number of special needs. The adolescent gynecology specialists at Arizona Women's Care in Scottsdale, Arizona, offer compassionate care and support for girls and women during the sometimes challenging teenage years when the body is changing the most. For adolescent gynecology care, book an appointment online or call the office for help today.
The first visit with a gynecologist can be a source of anxiety to a young patient. If a young woman is healthy and has no complaints, the physicians recommend the first appointment at age 17-18, ideally the summer after she graduates high school. If a young woman is having complaints, such as heavy or painful periods, a need for contraception, or pelvic pain, she may be seen as early as age 12.
Arizona Women’s Care tailors adolescent gynecology appointments for the individual. Your consultation typically includes:
During the initial visit, your doctor asks some questions and gets to know your situation and needs. They’ll ask about your health history, your period, and sexual activity. At future annual well-woman exams, your doctor asks for updates and discusses changes or potential issues with you.
Your doctor usually performs an exam that is focused and relevant. A young woman does not need her first pap smear until age 21. If the patient is under age 18, a support person may accompany the patient to the appointment.
All tests that are performed are related to the purpose of the visit. The team offers physical exams, ultrasound, bloodwork, pregnancy tests, and STD testing in the office.
Many teens want to keep what happens during their appointment confidential. In most cases, the things that you discuss with your doctor are private. To better understand this, ask your Arizona Women’s Care doctor about confidentiality rules and regulations.
The team is here to help you get the information and services you need to stay healthy. They’ll do everything possible to help you feel safe and comfortable sharing information and asking questions.
Book your appointment at Arizona Women’s Care by calling the office or schedule an appointment online today.