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Teen Counseling Specialist

Gynecologist located in Princeton, NJ

Teen Counseling
Teen Counseling services offered in Princeton, NJ

Navigating puberty and the transition into womanhood isn’t always easy, but working with an empathetic and compassionate gynecologist can help. 

To schedule an appointment, please call us at (609)-683-3661.  We are conveniently located in Princeton, New Jersey.

Teen Counseling Q & A

What is adolescent gynecology?

Adolescent gynecology is an area of medical practice focused on providing teens with the information, guidance, and support they need to move from childhood into womanhood. Though some girls encounter a few issues during this phase of life, others find the transition difficult.

One way to help teens better understand what to expect and how to maintain optimal health and wellness during this important time is to work with a caring and compassionate gynecologist who is skilled in teen gynecology counseling. 

What types of teen counseling services are available?

Just like with routine gynecology, teen gynecology services are highly personalized. The process always begins with a discussion between you and Dr. Markidan about any questions or concerns.

There are no topics off-limits, and you are encouraged to take an active role in your gynecologic health. It can be helpful to make a list of questions before your visit. 

Some of the issues you can cover during your visit include:

  • Birth control
  • Abnormal bleeding 
  • Questions about sexual identity
  • Concerns about the role of consent in sexual health
  • Pelvic pain
  • How to prevent sexually transmitted disease

Many teens are unsure if their periods are normal or whether the changes they are going through align with the experience of other girls and women. Dr. Markidan can help explain the process that occurs as you move from childhood into adulthood and can guide you toward ways to ease this time of transition.  

When should I bring my daughter in for an adolescent gynecology visit?

Unless health concerns necessitate earlier intervention, it is recommended for girls to have their first gynecological visit at the age of 12 to 13. 

Many mothers begin bringing their daughters to the gynecologist during these early teenage years. This allows your daughter to get to know Dr. Markidan and build a trusting relationship before the time comes to discuss sensitive topics. These early visits do not always include a pelvic exam or Pap smear testing and often are simply discussions. 

If you (or your daughter) would like to discuss your concerns or schedule a visit, please call Markidan Gynecology and Women’s Health today.