First Gynecological Visit: When should you go and What to Expect?

While a good percentage of American women start seeing a gynecologist in their mid to late teens, a large portion still don’t have their first appointments till their early 20s or until they have a health concern. In almost all cases the first visit is a nervous/uncomfortable experience, as most women are naturally private and […]

What tests are available and who should test for HPV?

The Human Papillomavirus commonly known as HPV is one of the most widespread STI transmitted in the US. About 70 million teens and young adults (adults in their early 20s) are estimated to already be infected with this virus1. Many people can be infected for years and never show symptoms, while others never show symptoms […]

Colposcopy: Why and when you should have one.

The routine once a year OB/GYN checkup is a tradition for most American women. So what does it mean when your doctor tells you, you need a colposcopy? In some cases, it may be nothing other than a cautious health provider covering his/her basis and in other cases, it’s a red flag that something else […]

First obstetrician visit after you find out you are pregnant: Expectations & concerns

The first obstetrician visit is one of the most exciting and nerve-racking experience for most women. At this point, you most likely have come to terms with the fact that you are really pregnant. If you have a doctor who specializes in gynecology alone, he/she would most likely refer you to an Obstetrician or OB/GYN […]