ACOG Recommends First Ob-Gyn Visit in Early Teens

May 12, 2006

Prevention

Today the ACOG released a recommendation for visits of teens for preventive consultations. ACOG reaffirms its recommendation that teenage girls first visit an ob-gyn between the ages of 13 and 15 in a new committee opinion published in the May 2006 issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology Further, the statement went on to say “During these years, young teens face new issues regarding sexual and reproductive health and development on a daily basis. It’s important that they develop a relationship with their ob-gyn” I am not sure that this focus by ACOG is other than self serving. The concept is a good one but should be extended to family physicians. pediatricians, community health centers and local health departments.