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Adolescent Gynecology services offered in Mobile, AL

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends girls start gynecology care between the ages of 13 and 15. The experienced obstetrics and gynecology physicians at Bay Area Physicians for Women in Mobile, Alabama, provide adolescent gynecology. The obstetrics and gynecology practice puts patients’ needs first, providing high-quality, personalized care. For compassionate adolescent gynecology care, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.


Q & A

What is adolescent gynecology?

Adolescent gynecology is an area of medicine that specializes in the reproductive health needs of young girls. Women’s life stages center on their reproductive organs. The first stage of life opens when girls get their first period.

 

Girls have unique health needs that require special medical care. The highly skilled Bay Area Physicians for Women team provides adolescent gynecology to prevent and treat any reproductive health issues teens might encounter.

 

Adolescent gynecology sets the stage for positive sexual health, which ultimately leads to better overall health.

When do girls start adolescent gynecology?

Bay Area Physicians for Women can talk to you about when your teen should start adolescent gynecology. In general, adolescent gynecology care should start between the ages of 13 and 15. 

 

However, you may bring your child in earlier if they have abnormal bleeding, pelvic pain, or other issues related to their menstrual cycle or reproductive organs. 

What happens during an adolescent gynecology appointment?

The details of an adolescent gynecology appointment at Bay Area Physicians for Women depend on the patient's needs. The OB/GYN physicians take a patient-first approach to health and wellness. They understand how nervous a teen may feel during their first gynecology appointment. 

 

At the first visit, the OB/GYN may spend time talking to your teen, asking them about their period, medical history, and specific health concerns. They also go over what they can expect during an adolescent gynecology exam. 

 

The information shared during an adolescent gynecology exam is confidential. After spending some time getting to know each other, the OB/GYN may schedule a second visit for the physical and pelvic exam.

 

For sexually active adolescents, the OB/GYN tests for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

What types of treatments are provided with adolescent gynecology?

Treatments provided with adolescent gynecology depend on individual needs. The OB/GYN physicians at Bay Area Physicians for Women spend time talking to their patients about their health and the steps they can take to protect it.

 

They may talk about contraception, safe sex, and vaccinations to protect them from contagious diseases. They also provide treatments for any gynecological conditions. 

 

For compassionate adolescent gynecology care, call Bay Area Physicians for Women or schedule an appointment online today.

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