OB/GYN

To see a Gynecologist before you turn 21

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Health

  • 1.  Learn healthy lifestyles and feel good about yourself.
  • 2.  Discuss good habits for healthy bones.
  • 3.  Learn if you have a urinary tract infection and the treatment options.
  • 4.  Get treatment for vaginal itching, discharge, or odor.

Periods

  • 5.  Learn if your periods are normal.
  • 6.  Get relief if your periods are painful.
  • 7.  Find out why your periods are too heavy.
  • 8.  Know about the timing of your periods and why bleeding occurs in between.
  • 9.  Learn ways to deal with premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

Sexuality & Relationships

  • 10.  Maintain healthy relationships with a boyfriend or girlfriend.
  • 11.  Learn about healthy, consensual relationships.
  • 12.  Talk about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) topics.
  • 13.  Learn about safe sex.
  • 14.  Understand how your reproductive system works
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Pregnancy

  • 15.  Get birth control so you can better plan.
  • 16.  Discuss the ideal time to start a family.
  • 17.  Get tested for pregnancy.
  • 18.  Weigh your options if you become pregnant.

Sexually Transmitted Infections

  • 19.  Learn how to protect and lower your risk from sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • 20.  Get tested for STIs and HIV if you are sexually active
  • 21.  Get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.

ALTHOUGH MOST YOUNG WOMEN DON'T NEED TO HAVE A PAP TEST UNTIL THEY ARE 21 YEARS OLD, THERE ARE AT LEAST 21 REASONS TO SEE A GYNECOLOGIST BEFORE THEN