Just for Teens
WBWC believes that a teen’s first visit to a woman’s health care provider should be a positive experience.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends starting gynecologic care between the ages of 13 and 15. This is a time of many physical and emotional changes that triggers questions and sometimes health concerns about one’s developing body.
While a pelvic exam is usually not necessary before the age of 21, early care can allow us to guide and help young women navigate their changing bodies. Our Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Midwives approach this relationship in a sensitive, considerate, and age-appropriate manner.
What to Expect
WBWC values providing a space that can be a safe and trusted healthcare home during adolescence. Teens may often simply want confirmation of what is normal and what to expect as their body matures. They may need help understanding their feelings and have questions about healthy lifestyle and choices. An informed and knowledgeable teen will have the healthiest transition to adulthood.
- Education, counseling, and screening for early reproductive health
- Sports physicals
- Support and coping tools for the challenges of young women
- Physical exams to gently monitor normal development
- Assessment of irregular, heavy, or delayed menstruation
- Age-appropriate birth control
- Information about risks and prevention of sexually transmitted infections
- Gardasil vaccinations