Three things you should honestly share at your first visit to the gynecologist.
It’s perfectly normal to be nervous at your first visit to the gynecologist. To help you feel more assured and at ease, know that our Women’s Health Texas ObGyns are here to provide you with professional and compassionate women’s healthcare in a private, confidential environment.
At your first visit to the gynecologist, one of our main goals is getting to know the real you. That means we’ll discuss your menstrual cycle, physical health issues, and your medical history, but we also need to have a frank conversation about some subjects you may not normally discuss with other adults.
We aren’t here to judge your behavior. We’re here to help you be your best self! With that in mind, here are three things we would like to discuss honestly with you.
1. Your sexual history
We understand that you may be hesitant to share this information with us, but it’s important for us to learn about your sexual history at your first visit to the gynecologist. We will ask you questions, like:
- Are you sexually active, including having oral, anal, or vaginal sex?
- Do you protect yourself against STI’s, or sexually transmitted infections, each time you have intercourse?
2. Your social behavior
We care about your social history because we care about you. So we’re going to ask if you use recreational drugs or alcohol, of if you smoke. Your first visit to the gynecologist helps us get a clear picture of your daily life and whether or not you are engaging in risky behaviors that may adversely affect your health.
3. Your emotional health
Teenagers have complicated lives. We want to hear about it if you feel depressed, anxious, or concerned about your body image. It’s equally important for you to tell us if you are a victim of dating violence or bullying. All these issues affect your health.
Our ObGyns want your first visit to the gynecologist to be a positive experience. With your help, we will form a lasting and meaningful partnership. Contact us today to request an appointment.
Date Published: December 2018