Adolescent Gynecology, Annual Exams, Birth Control

Gynecological Exams | Birth Control | Garden City NY

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!


Annual Exams

Annual well-woman exams are important to maintaining a happy, healthy lifestyle and preventing infection, disease or other abnormalities. Since early detection is important in treating nearly every condition, especially diseases like cancer, regular exams can help spot any abnormalities right away.

A gynecological exam, breast exam and Pap smear are recommended each year for women who are sexually active or over the age of 18. During these exams, your doctor will check for signs of breast cancer, cervical cancer, STDs, infections or other abnormalities. Well woman care is one of the most important steps you can take in preventing disease.

* 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!


Birth Control

Contraception is any method used to prevent pregnancy. There are many different methods of birth control available for both men and women. These methods may be temporary or permanent but the decision as to which method is best for you should be discussed with your doctor.

Temporary contraceptive options are used by women who would like to have children in the future, but are not ready to get pregnant yet. They offer protection for as long as you choose and are effective in preventing pregnancy when used properly. There are several different options for temporary contraception depending on patients' age, health, lifestyle and previous experience.

Some of the most popular temporary contraceptive options include:

  • Abstinence
  • Birth control shot
  • Cervical cap
  • Condom
  • Diaphragm
  • Emergency contraception
  • Fertility awareness-based methods
  • Intrauterine device
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Skin patch
  • Vaginal ring
  • Vaginal sponge

Women who have already had children, or those who know they will never want to may benefit from permanent birth control methods. These contraceptive options involve a surgical procedure that disrupts the natural fertilization process, usually by tying or cutting off access to the fallopian tubes.

Some of the permanent contraceptive options include:

  • Tubal Ligation
  • Essure Sterilization
  • Vasectomy (Male Sterilization)

Choosing the method of contraception for your individual needs is a personal decision. It is important to take into consideration the hormone levels, frequency, effectiveness and permanence of contraceptive options before deciding which one is right for you. Your doctor is knowledgeable about the different types of birth control available and can provide you with answers to any questions you may have about contraception.

Please feel free to take advantage of our contraceptive services to find the method that works best for you and your lifestyle.

* 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!

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