Why see an OB/GYN provider? • Young women should start seeing a gynecologist at age 13-15• Your gynecologist can help with pregnancy planning or contraceptives• If irregular menstruation, see an OB/GYN provider ASAP• Women aged 21 years and older should get an annual exam• Breast exams are recommended for women over 40• A woman should speak with her provider about any change in discharge, blood in the urine or painful cramps When should you start seeing an OB/GYN provider? The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends that girls first see a gynecologist between the ages of 13 and 15. Most first visits at this age will not include a pelvic exam (According to ACOG guidelines, PAP smears should begin at age 21). The first exam will include a physical exam and discussions about medical history, menstruation and sexual activity. Tips for selecting an OB/GYN provider 1. Make sure the provider is in your healthcare plan. 2. Check their rave reviews. Ask friends and family. Who do they see and love? On Christie Clinic provider profiles, you can see each provider's patient satisfaction scores. 3. Choose a provider in your area. Make sure your provider's office is close to work, school or home so visits will not be a burden. 4. Meet the provider. You want to establish a long-term relationship with your OB/GYN. 5. Review your provider's hours and availability to confirm your schedules are a match. REVIEW CHRISTIE CLINIC OB/GYN PROVIDERS AND SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TODAY.