You and your teenage daughter are sure to have many questions regarding teen gyn health and what is the appropriate age to start seeing a gynecologist. Dr. Robert Chaitin is here to help every step of the way.
The American College of Gynecology (ACOG) recommends that young women between the ages of 13 and 15 have their first gynecological visit. This first visit doesn't necessarily constitute an internal exam. Usually the internal exam and pap test aren't required unless the young woman is sexually active. However, by 16 years of age, the ACOG recommends that young women have an internal exam and pap test.
Click on the WEBMD link below for tons of informative information for teenage girls, including what to expect on your first GYN visit.