The transition into womanhood is an exciting time for teens, but it can also be challenging to navigate the physical and emotional shifts that take place. Smita Jobanputra, MD, FACOG, and Ketan Jobanputra, MD, FACOG, FACS, of Femcare OB-GYN in Bolingbrook, Illinois and greater Chicagoland area, offer wonderful, personalized adolescent gynecology services to make this time easier. Booking a visit is as simple as a phone call or a few moments online.
Adolescent gynecology is an area of women’s health that focuses on the needs of girls in their mid-to-late teenage years. This is a time when young women go through a range of changes, and having a trusted medical professional to turn to is important.
Even if your daughter is already at ease with routine health services, gynecology care is not something every girl is immediately comfortable with. Discussing topics like menstruation, sexual health, and puberty often feels awkward at first.
The practitioners at Femcare OB-GYN understand the apprehensions young women often have about working with a gynecologist. The primary goal of these visits is to begin building a trusting bond between patient and practitioner, hopefully, one that will last the test of time.
Every young woman has a unique set of needs. Adolescent gynecology, like gynecological services for adults, is highly personalized. The process begins with an introduction and a discussion about women’s health.
Some of the issues that might be broached during an adolescent gynecology visit include:
Practitioners also discuss what changes should be expected as your daughter continues her path to womanhood.
Most girls benefit from an adolescent gynecology visit around the age of 13-15. This is usually early enough to begin care just as adolescent habits are forming and prior to becoming sexually active.
These early visits don’t normally include a pelvic exam unless there are concerns about pelvic pain or heavy bleeding or if the patient is already sexually active. Visits focus on discussing any areas of concern, answering questions, and providing guidance about women’s health issues.
The team at Femcare OB-GYN understands that having a negative early experience with gynecologists can shape the way a young woman views this essential health need and can prevent her from coming in for routine well woman exams. Every effort is made to make early gynecology visits as enjoyable as possible.
Mothers often come in with their daughters for early adolescent gynecology visits, but the practitioners at Femcare OB-GYN are also happy to meet one-on-one with any patient. When you’re ready to book a visit, online scheduling is fast and easy. Visits can also be scheduled by phone.