Adolescent gynecology helps young women learn about their health
When a girl enters adolescence, she will have many questions about the changes in her body and her life. Live Oak Women’s Health offers adolescent gynecology visits. Our doctors know how to put young women at ease during their first experience with gynecology. Doing so sets the foundation for a lifetime of good health.
Before puberty, a young girl saw a pediatrician. However, as she gets older, a gynecologist is the right doctor to help her deal with various health issues.
- Menstrual problems
- Preventing pregnancy and STIs
- Social issues
- Body image
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends that young women have their first visit with a gynecologist between 13 to 15 years of age.
Specialists in adolescent gynecology
The first visit to an OBGYN doesn’t necessarily involve anything other than a conversation. Unless the teen comes in with a problem, a pelvic and breast exam may not even be necessary.
Our compassionate physicians will work with girls and their parents to determine what they would like to know about women’s health. They can also treat any physical problems they may be experiencing. We want to serve as a resource for young women, before and after they become sexually active.
Psycho-social issues are always up for discussion
Our San Antonio OBGYNs will make every effort to ensure that adolescent gynecology addresses the physical and emotional needs of teenage girls. Young women face a myriad of issues that affect their day-to-day life.
- Body image problems that may result in eating disorders, such as anorexia or bulimia
- Anxiety and depression that can affect school performance
- Bullying by friends or partners
Caring guidance in gynecology for teens
With gynecology for teens, our goal is to educate young women about their reproductive system and offer sound advice about preventing pregnancy and STIs.
When a teen girl visits an OBGYN, we can discuss the following topics.
- Safe sexual activity
- Avoiding sexually transmitted diseases
- Preventing unplanned pregnancy
- Keeping open communication with parents
If you have a young woman in your life, or if you are a teen, consider visiting an OBGYN specializing in adolescent gynecology. Contact us at the San Antonio offices of Live Oak Women’s Health to make an appointment with one of our teen gynecologists.