When Should My Daughter First Go to the Gynecologist?enparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-QA-enHD-AR1.gifFind out what the experts say.obstetrician, gyno, gynecologist, sexually active, stds, vaginas, female reproductive system, puberty, pelvic exams, ob-gyn, pelvic examinations, gynecologists, gynecology, annual exams, reproductive health, first ob visit12/02/200309/26/201609/26/2016Larissa Hirsch, MD04/14/2015d630f015-ffbb-47ee-9306-8e626002db6fhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/first-gyn-exam.html/<p><em>My daughter is 13, and I'm not sure when she should start seeing a gynecologist. What is the right age to take this step?</em><br /> &ndash; <em>Erin</em></p> <p>The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends that girls first see a gynecologist when they're between the ages of 13 and 15. Most girls will not need a pelvic exam during this <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/first-gyn.html/">first visit</a>, though. Many gynecologists will just do a regular health exam and talk to a girl&nbsp;about her development.</p> <p>This is a great way for your daughter to develop a relationship with her gynecologist, so that she is comfortable sharing personal information in the future.</p> <p>While all teenage girls should see a gynecologist, it is especially important if your daughter has been sexually active (or is planning to be) or has problems with her period.</p>
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