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Young Women

When should my daughter see a gynecologist?

  • Healthy adolescents should see start seeing a gynecologist or a pediatrician to discuss safer sexual practices, birth control, sexually transmitted infections, and general female health between the age of 14–16.
  • Women less than 21 years old, should have a Pap smear within 3 years of having sex. Yes, even if she had sex once.
  • If a women starts to be sexually active, she should be seen by a health care provider at least once a year to discuss and screen for sexually transmitted infections.