Teenagers experience a variety of physical and psychological changes as they transition from childhood into young adults. Frequently, they experience irregular, painful menstrual cycles, headaches, mood swings, acne, fatigue and weight gain. Many teens begin sexual exploration, putting themselves at risk for sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy. We want to partner with teens through our adolescent gynecology services to help them understand and care for their bodies in the safest, effective, and manageable ways.
What is Adolescent Gynecology?
Adolescent gynecology is a unique subspecialty in the field of obstetrics and gynecology. This specialty provides gynecologic care to adolescents. Children and adolescents have special needs compared to their adult counterparts. Pediatric and adolescent gynecologists have specialized training to provide comprehensive gynecologic care from birth to young adulthood.
Why Adolescent Gynecology?
When it comes to adolescent gynecology, both you and your child may want preventive care information as she continues to grow up. In some cases, pediatric patients may have congenital malformations of the reproductive tract, skin conditions of the vulva, vulvovaginitis (inflammation or infection of the vulva or vagina), labial adhesions, retained foreign body (most commonly toilet paper) or signs of early puberty. By seeing an adolescent gynecologist here at Horizons Health & Wellness, you can help your daughters feel more confident and comfortable when speaking about their changing bodies and attaining a better understanding about what may be going on.
How Does It Work?
Your visit to our Bridgewater office will be a predominately educational one. During your time with us, we will discuss normal pubertal development and assess your child’s menstrual cycle. The visit will provide us the opportunity to screen for risky behaviors and for the adolescent gynecologist to provide education. Reproductive health visits can reassure parents, help their daughters navigate adolescence, and assist teenagers in developing ownership of their health care.
Adolescent Gynecology in Bridgewater, MA
At Horizons Health & Wellness, we have a team of professional, caring providers who understand the challenges you face. Our treatments are always delivered with the highest care and performed to maximize your comfort and results. If you’re interested, request a consultation by filling out the form below or giving us a call at (508) 807-0634.