When should a girl have her first gynecological exam?

Pediatrician Lisa Sterm, MD, shares advice for parents on when your daughter should have her first first gynecological exam and when it is best to see a pediatrician instead
When Should Girls Have Their First Gynecological Exam?
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When should a girl have her first gynecological exam?

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A young woman should see a gynecologist when she needs the expertise of a gynecologist. Generally, a pediatrician can prescribe birth control pills, check for sexually transmitted diseases, and they do not have to see a gynecologist. The recommendation is the first pap smear should be done at age 21. That's probably when a woman should have her first gyn visit.
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Pediatrician Lisa Sterm, MD, shares advice for parents on when your daughter should have her first first gynecological exam and when it is best to see a pediatrician instead

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Lisa Stern, MD

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Dr. Lisa is a pediatrician at Tenth Street Pediatrics in Santa Monica. Following her training at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and UCLA Medical Center she began to practice a style of medicine that encourages a common sense approach to health and wellness. She empowers parents to use the resources available to them and teaches them to trust their own judgment. She feels strongly that people come to parenthood with their own history and it is valuable to have a objective third party to discuss the big and small issues that parents face on a daily basis. Lisa's patients range from healthy children to those with complex medical histories.

 

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