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  • I'm 19. Is it Normal to Still Have Irregular Periods? for Teens


    The only way to know if everything's OK is to visit your doctor or nurse practitioner.

  • Do I Need a Pelvic Exam if I Had the HPV Vaccine? for Teens


    The doctor or nurse practitioner will decide if you need a pelvic exam based on your medical history and physical health.

  • Pelvic Exams for Teens


    A pelvic exam is where a doctor or nurse practitioner looks at a girl's reproductive organs (both outside and internally) and feels the uterus and ovaries to be sure everything's normal. Find out what's involved in this article for teens.

  • Health Care Providers: Nurses for Parents


    Nurses provide much of the day-to-day care in hospitals, doing vital jobs like giving medicine and educating patients about self-care. Many kinds of nurses provide varying levels of care.

  • Health Care Providers: Obstetricians & Gynecologists for Parents


    Obstetrics & gynecology is the branch of medicine that treats conditions and problems related to female reproductive health.

  • Health Care Providers: Behavioral Health Specialists for Parents


    Behavioral health is medical care that helps manage emotions and behaviors. The main health care providers who work in behavioral health are psychologists and psychiatrists.

  • Gyn Checkups for Teens


    Girls should get their first gynecological checkup between ages 13 and 15. Find out what happens during a yearly gyn visit -- and why most girls don't get internal exams.

  • What's a Primary Care Physician (PCP)? for Parents


    PCPs are health care providers that offer routine checkups, vaccines, and non-emergency medical care. Learn more about PCPs and how to choose a great one.

  • Choosing a Pediatrician for Your New Baby for Parents


    Along with considering baby names and buying a crib, choosing the right health care provider should be on your to-do list when you're expecting.

  • Health Care Providers: Anesthesiologists for Parents


    An anesthesiologist is a doctor who oversees the medicine given to patients to prevent pain during medical procedures.