Important update concerning healthcare during the pandemic
Many teen healthcare needs can be addressed without a physical exam. Most of a teen health visit is spent speaking to them about their current female health care needs and concerns and providing patient education. Examples of care that can be successfully addressed via telehealth:
Care for Girls & Adolescents
Many parents wonder when and how to address their daughter's gynecologic health issues. An alternative to busy OB/Gyn and pediatric offices, Dr. Menn provides a setting without obstetric patients, babies and young children, making teens feel like this is a place of their own.
Early Engagement & a Trusting Relationship with a doctor of her own
The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology now recommends that girls have their first visit with a gynecologist between the ages of 13 and 15. Establishing a relationship with a gynecologist early on in a girl’s life allows adolescents to have a safe, confidential and reliable place to discuss their female development and sexual health needs. Most consultations will begin with the teen and their parent together and then will continue with just the patient alone. Parents should understand that Dr. Menn will maintain the adolescents privacy and confidentiality, while encouraging productive communication between daughter and parents.
Most adolescents do not need an internal pelvic exam. Adolescent gynecology consultations are heavily focused on patient education and preventative care. Gentle and age appropriate exams are done only when indicated.
Sexual Health Education
For adolescents, Dr. Menn provides a confidential and safe place to talk about sexual education. Through the patient portal , girls can message Dr. Menn questions that might be urgent or that they are embarrassed to ask in person. She also gives them tools to help them start the dialogue with their parents. Teens and Parents- check out this great app here about getting the conversation started!
Healthy Living & Nutrition for Teens
Dr. Menn focuses on prevention and educating her teen patients on healthy choices. Dr. Menn works closely with a trusted local nutritionist, teen fitness expert, and physical therapist to help teens learn to make healthy choices. Your menses is a vital sign- and if it is not regular, it may be a sign that there are some underlying problems. By starting with a healthy life style approach, we can help girls experiencing irregular menses, lack of menses, bad PMS and other gyn problems.
Adolescent Gyn Services :
Care for younger girls:
Younger girls sometimes need pediatric gynecologic evaluation of:
Pre-College Visit :
With the exciting opportunity of going away to college and embarking on a new chapter in their lives, young women are faced with new responsibilities for their health and safety.
A pre-college visit will include education on: