PEDIATRIC & TEEN GYNECOLOGY
Girls wonder, worry, and have questions about many things, not the least of which is their own changing bodies. We believe that developing a trusting relationship with a gynecologist early in life can prove to be beneficial for future reproductive health.
A teenage girl benefits from first visiting the OB/GYN when she’s between 13 and 15 years old. This starts her out with a good pattern of managing her reproductive health
River City OB/GYN provides a comprehensive approach to female reproductive healthcare offering everything from first-time gynecologic visits to specialized care for congenital conditions and other reproductive disorders. Dr. Paoloni delivers expert medical care along with respectful communication and emotional support for the young women and families we treat.
About Menstrual Periods
Birth control is a type of medication or device that is used to prevent pregnancy. There are many different forms and types of birth control. Some types of birth control also help to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
- If you are having sex or thinking about having sex and do not want to be pregnant you should be using birth control.
- If you are having sex you should use condoms every time you have sex to help reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections.
- Condoms are available at the pharmacy over the counter.
- Prescriptions for other types of birth control can be obtained from Dr. Paoloni.
About Sexually Transmitted Infections
There are many different types of STIs, including Gonorrhea and Chlamydia, Genital Herpes, HPV, HIV, AIDS and more. To learn more about the different disease, please visit this website.
The best way to prevent infection is by abstinence (no type of sexual activity). If you are sexually active, you must use condoms with every sexual act and limit your number of sexual partners. In addition, talk to your partner about possible past infections, and get vaccinated against Hepatitis B and HPV.