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Dear BeingGirl Experts,

I'm eighteen, and have never been to a gynecologist. I'm really nervous. Can you help me to understand what the visit will be like?

 

Ruby

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Dear Ruby,

Your doctor and the nurse know you are new to this and will help you feel comfortable. During this visit, the doctor (or possibly a nurse practitioner) will get to know you by asking questions about your health, relationships, activities, habits, and the any changes in your body. This is a time for you to ask your new doctor/health care provider lots of questions! He or she can talk with you about many of those private thingsyou have been wondering about puberty, your body, periods, acne, weight, body/facial hair, sexual activity, birth control, etc. Make a list before you go, so you don't forget any of your important questions.

 

You can learn more about a first gynecological visit by visiting several articles on BeingGirl. Check out http://www.beinggirl.com/article/gynecologist for more information on this visit.

 

Hope this is helpful,

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