Adolescence is a transitional phase of life between childhood and adulthood. It is one of the most rapid periods of physical and mental growth and development. Welcome to the specialized adolescent care at Rupal Hospital for adolescent girls and young women. Here, your teenage and college-going girls will have solutions to all their menstrual, physical, and mental health.
When should an adolescent girl visit a gynecologist?
We recommend that all girls first consult for gynecological care when they are between 13 and 15. This first visit will generally not involve a pelvic exam. Instead, this is just an opportunity for your daughter to get correct answers to confusing questions about her mental and physical development and hormonal changes occurring in her body from a gynecologist.
Which are common gynecological problems in adolescent girls?
- Period Pain (Dysmenorrhoea).
- Irregular Menstrual Bleeding.
- Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS).
- Genital Redness and Soreness.
- Vaginal Discharge and Infections.
- Absence of Menses by the age of 15-16 years (Primary Amenorrhea).
When and why should adolescent girls receive HPV (Cervical Cancer Prevention Vaccine)?
HPV stands for human papillomavirus. Certain types of HPV are linked to cervical cancer. Vaccines protect major strains of the HPV virus responsible for cervical cancers and genital warts.
Girls get their first dose of the HPV vaccine between ages 11 and 12. They should get their second dose at least 6 months after the first. Three shots are recommended for those 15 and older or those with a weakened immune system.
If a girl is suffering from adolescent behavioral problems or mental disturbances, Rupal Hospital and its sister concern, Vama Wellness Centre for Women, offers special support and counseling by our adolescent physician.