I’ve had my period for a few years now — is it time for me to start seeing
a gynecologist? – Cindy*
Probably. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends
that a girl first see a
between the ages
of 13 and 15.
Other health care providers who see teens for sexual health wellness visits include
adolescent medicine physicians and family practice doctors, as well as nurse midwives
and nurse practitioners.
Your gynecologist (or other expert health care provider) can:
Here are other reasons to see your health care provider or gynecologist:
See a doctor right away if you:
Getting into the habit of seeing a gynecologist yearly is a great way to ensure
your good health now and in the future.
*Names have been changed to protect user privacy.
Cook Children's Health Care System, Fort Worth, Texas