Adolescent gynecologic care is vital in order to give young girls the tools they need to be educated about their reproductive health. Once a girl starts menstruating, her body is susceptible to other health issues, such as premenstrual symptoms, endometriosis, pelvic pain, heavy or irregular menstrual bleeding and anemia. A young woman is much more likely to schedule her first Pap test (either upon sexual activity or at 21 years old) if she has a comfort level with going to the OB/GYN. Receiving routine Pap smears, learning how to perform a self-breast exam to check for lumps and learning about proper sexual health and family planning methods are all vital for a woman’s long-term health. Our physicians are dedicated to providing the most compassionate gynecologic care for adolescents, teens, and women of all ages.