About Your Health
From puberty and Pap tests to menopause and mammograms, our bodies continually remind us just how complex they are.
As a woman, seeing a gynecologist throughout all your important stages of life is the best way to ensure overall health. According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), women should start visiting an OB/GYN between the ages of 13-15 or when they become sexually active. Although there’s no “copy and paste” approach that works for everyone, here’s an overview of the role gynecological health plays throughout your life.
A lot happens as you move through early stages of puberty all the way to menopause. Your gynecologist sees these changes and understands what your body needs to thrive as you make important decisions in your life.
Your gynecologist is here to optimize your overall reproductive health and oversee routine tests and screenings, such as pelvic exams and mammograms that help protect you from disease. They can perform specialized procedures or administer vaccines to help with things like endometriosis or the hepatitis virus.
Whether you’re new to well-woman visits and need guidance, or if you’re entering menopause and experiencing pesky health conditions and adjustments as you age, your gynecologist will be here to help at each stage.
Your gynecologist is one of the best resources and advocates you can have for your health. They will walk you through the changes happening within your body; help you understand health conditions you may be experiencing and how to prevent others; and equip you with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions and take charge of your health.
Gynecological health has many different layers to it, which is why we’ll spend time providing you with relevant information about important health topics. You should feel confident and well-equipped to talk with your gynecologist openly about your body as it relates to a variety of health conditions and concerns you may be experiencing or have questions about.