Adolescent Gynecological Exams
Gynecological exams are valuable to adolescents in many ways. It is important for young women to be assessed early, especially if they are sexually active, and to begin a relationship with a doctor that may guide them through many important milestones in their lives. Our doctors promise to provide special care and confidentiality to their younger patients.
A typical adolescent exam includes a consultation, a full medical assessment and a minimally invasive exam. Annual pelvic exams and pap smears are recommended for all women over the age of 18, but younger patients may receive a modified exam. If the adolescent patient is not sexually active, a pelvic exam may not be required.
A gynecological exam may be overwhelming for a teenager. Our doctors will carefully and thoroughly explain the exam process. Patients will have the opportunity to ask questions and voice concerns about their bodies as they enter adulthood. Our doctors are especially sensitive with their younger patients and want to develop a long lasting relationship based on trust.
* We would be happy to discuss with you any questions or concerns you might have! Please call us at (516) 439-5300 for a consultation, or to setup an appointment!