Yes, an ob/gyn provides critical care and services for women of all ages, from teens and adolescents to post-menopausal women. While you may be done with the obstetrics portion of an ob/gyn's services, gynecological health spans the entire range of a woman's life and health.
That depends on your age and your personal medical history. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) recommends women up to the age of 65 years have cervical cancer screening every three to five years. Over age 65, no additional Pap testing is needed in women with a history of normal Pap test results, who have not had cervical cancer and who have no history of pre-malignant cervical cancerous lesions.
The ACOG recommends teens have their first ob/gyn visit between 13 and 15 years of age. Although a pelvic exam will probably not be performed at this visit, it provides teens with an opportunity to learn about their bodies, their health and safe sex.
Both the ACOG and the CDC recommend girls be vaccinated with the HPV vaccine between the ages of 13 and 17 years prior to having sex. HPV is a large family of viruses, some of which have been associated with increased risks for cervical, vaginal, vulvar, penile and anal cancers, as well as an increased risk for genital warts. HPV is also extremely common – so common, in fact, that most sexually-active people have come in contact with the virus at some point. In most cases, the body can rid itself of the virus, but in some cases, it persists. Having the vaccine provides important protection against these diseases.
Please always verify we participate in your insurance plan when you call to schedule your appointment as our participation with different plans may change from time to time. We also strongly recommend that you contact your insurance carrier to verify your coverage, benefits, limitations and exclusions prior to appointment.
For insurance plans with which we participate, we will seek to obtain verification of your eligibility. However, even when coverage, benefits, and eligibility are verified, your insurance plan will not guarantee the accuracy of their confirmation.
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