What are some reasons for a young woman to see a gynecologist?

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  • A OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology), answered on behalf of
    Why should a young woman see a gynecologist?
    It is important for a young woman to see a gynecologist if she is sexually active. In this video, Darcy Bryan, MD, of Riverside Community Hospital, discusses the benefits of seeing an OB/GYN.
  • A OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology), answered on behalf of
    What Are Some Reasons for a Young Woman to See a Gynecologist?
    A young woman's first visit to a gynecologist is an opportunity to establish trust, says Sandra Stites, MD, of Kansas City Women's Clinic. In this video, she describes other reasons why women of all ages should see an OB/GYN.
  • Reasons to seek gynecologic care for a young person include:
    • Menstrual periods that are very heavy or painful, causing a decrease in activities or school absences
    • Itching, persistent irritation, or rashes in the genital area
    • Concerns regarding anatomy or puberty
    • Contraception
    • Safe-sex practices
    • Sexually transmitted disease testing
    • Abdominal or pelvic pain that persists
    • Human papillomavirus vaccination
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  • A OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology), answered on behalf of
    What are some reasons for a young woman to see a gynecologist?
    A woman should see a gynecologist if she becomes sexually active at a young age or after age 21. Watch this video to learn more about obstetrics and gynecology from Regina Epple, APNP at Citrus Memorial Hospital. 
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