A visit to the gynecologist can often be an uncomfortable experience for women. Still, an annual visit to the gynecologist is just as vital as seeing the dentist or your primary physician.
If you are sexually active, you have probably heard the following words of advice multiple times already: Be sure to use protection and regularly get tested for STDs. STDs are relatively common, so it is very important to find out if you have contracted one so that you can go about treating it.
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends that girls visit an OB/GYN for the first time between the ages of 13 and 15, or when they first become sexually active, whichever occurs first.