WHEN IS THE TIME FOR YOUR FIRST GYNAECOLOGICAL EXAM
If it is not necessary to go earlier, a girl should go to her first gynaecological check-up when she is 13-15 years old. It is very important for a girl to have a good relationship with her gynaecologist and that she trusts them so that she can relax and talk about the issues that are important for her. These are usually the questions regarding sexuality, sexual relations, period and healthy way of living.
The doctor should make an effort to explain all that you want to know about the puberty:
- Menstrual cycle
- Prevention of pregnancy
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Sexual activity
- Body appearance
A good gynaecologist always tries to build a relationship full of trust with their patients. If your parents are taking you to your first exam, talk to them about the information that you should get during the exam and the things that you find most important regarding your health.
The first gynaecological exam can also be only in a form of conversation about the issues and dilemmas related to sexual intercourse, menstrual cycle or any other subject in the field of reproductive health that you want to know more about.