When is the right time to schedule your first GYN appointment? Hannah Tulkoff from Ob-Gyn Associates of Advantia not only sheds light on the recommended age for your initial gynecology visit, but also provides insight into what you can anticipate during your first appointment.
Your First OB-GYN Appointment
When to Schedule
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that individuals have their first gynecological visit between the ages of 13 and 15 years, or when they become sexually active, whichever comes first. This initial appointment serves as an opportunity to establish a relationship with a healthcare provider, address any questions or concerns you may have, and receive essential health screenings and education.
Making It Comfortable
At Advantia Health, our providers are dedicated to creating a welcoming and comfortable environment for your first OB-GYN appointment. We understand that this may be a new experience for many, and our team is committed to ensuring that you feel at ease, informed, and empowered throughout the process.
What to Expect
During your first appointment, your healthcare provider will likely engage in a conversation about your medical history, reproductive health, and any concerns you may have. Depending on your age, they may also discuss menstruation, puberty, sexuality, and safe practices. Pelvic and breast exams may be performed, depending on your individual needs and medical history.
Additionally, your provider may suggest screenings for sexually transmitted infections and provide guidance on preventive care, including vaccinations and lifestyle factors that may impact your health. The goal of this initial visit is to establish open communication, address your individual needs, and lay the foundation for ongoing gynecological care.
Trustworthy Information for Your Health
Our dedicated team at Advantia Health is committed to addressing a wide range of women’s health concerns. Whether it’s questions about pregnancy, menopause, gynecological issues, or other aspects of women’s healthcare, we are here to provide the information and support you need to make informed decisions about your well-being.
Book an Appointment
To learn more about what to expect from your first gyn appointment or to schedule a visit with Hannah Tulkoff from Ob-Gyn Associates of Advantia, please visit our website. Our compassionate and knowledgeable team is ready to make your first OB-GYN experience a positive and empowering one.
By fostering understanding and offering professional care, our entire team at Advantia Health aims to provide the assurance and support you on your women’s health journey.