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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Health Care Providers: Obstetricians & Gynecologists for Parents

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

  • 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.

  • Health Care Providers: Orthopedists for Parents

    An orthopedist, or orthopedic surgeon, studies, diagnoses, and treats conditions that affect muscles, joints, and bones, such as infections, sports injuries, broken bones, and joint problems.

  • 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.

  • Getting the Most From a Doctor's Visit for Parents

    Here are tips on the best ways to communicate with your child's doctor and get the most information during a visit.

  • Birth Control: IUDs for Parents

    An IUD is a piece of T-shaped plastic placed inside the uterus. It's a good birth control option because it lasts for many years, needs no daily care, and is very effective at preventing pregnancy.