Question: I’m 14 years old. I’ll be 15 in a few months. I’ve never been to a gynecologist, and I’m nervous. When do you think I should go? I’m not sexually active, and I don’t think anything is wrong, but when is a good time to go?
Help Me Heather’s Answer: You’re asking at just the right time! The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends that girls have their first visit to a gynecologist between the ages of 13 and 15. Keep in mind, though, your first visit to the gynecologist does not have to involve a physical exam, unless you are sexually active or experiencing symptoms of some kind.
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