Your First OB/GYN Visit

The first gynecologic visit should occur between ages 13 and 15, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Some girls begin menstruating as early as age 8, so that first visit can happen as soon as it is needed.

You can expect your OB/GYN specialist to ask questions about you and your family health history, such as how old your mom was when she had her first period. A general physical exam may include taking height, weight and blood pressure. An external genital exam or pelvic exam is generally only done if there is a medical problem to assess, such as abnormal bleeding.

This visit is an opportunity to ask questions and get expert advice about the changes that occur with Puberty. Your OB/GYN specialist will explain what you can expect and offer tips to cope. Topics can include body changes, acne, weight changes, emotional ups and downs and reproductive health.