TEENS ARE WELCOME
The American College of Ob-Gyn recommends that teenage girls have their first
visit to a gynecologist between the ages of 13 and 15. A pelvic exam is usually not
necessary depending upon symptoms or risks. Subsequent visits are approximately annually.
We will discuss the following:
Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking
This is a time of many physical and emotional changes. Your daughter may be
challenged by situations and decisions that she wishes to keep confidential from
She needs accurate and complete health information. By establishing a rapport
with a health care provider early, she will have easy and comfortable access to
our services as her need arises.
Your daughters safety is first and foremost.
Women Physicians Gyn has offered a teen friendly comprehensive
adolescent/young adult health program since 2003. Our
physicians and staff strive to reduce the anxiety of a first visit while
maintaining complete confidentiality. We have handouts designed specifically for
teens and references to appropriate web sites.
Let us help you and your daughter navigate the teenage years.
To make an appointment, call our office at 650-988-7550. We recommend
you allow 1 to 1.5 hours for the first appointment. Please bring in the
completed medical history form which includes information on family history that
teens may need help answering. It is also helpful to print, discuss, and
sign the teen confidentiality agreement prior to the first visit.
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