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When should a teenage girl start going to the gynecologist?

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Danielle Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on Situation

The current american college of obstetricians and gynecologists (acog) recommendations are that pap smears and pelvic exams should begin 3 years after a female first become sexually active or at age 21, whichever comes first.
However, symptoms such as pelvic pain, infections or abnormal discharge/bleeding may warrant an earlier visit.

In brief: Depends on Situation

The current american college of obstetricians and gynecologists (acog) recommendations are that pap smears and pelvic exams should begin 3 years after a female first become sexually active or at age 21, whichever comes first.
However, symptoms such as pelvic pain, infections or abnormal discharge/bleeding may warrant an earlier visit.
Danielle Jones
Danielle Jones
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Depends

Most recommend pelvic exams by 21 or within two years of starting sexual activity.
Some peds/adolescent med/fps provide these services as part of ongoing care of their patient population. Any sexual activity requires surveylance for std's. Your primary care provider may refer you for specific consultations when necessary.

In brief: Depends

Most recommend pelvic exams by 21 or within two years of starting sexual activity.
Some peds/adolescent med/fps provide these services as part of ongoing care of their patient population. Any sexual activity requires surveylance for std's. Your primary care provider may refer you for specific consultations when necessary.
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