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

It is important for a young woman to see a gynecologist if she is sexually active.

A woman should see a gynecologist if she becomes sexually active at a young age or after age 21.

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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