Regular pelvic exams are an essential part of any preventative health care plan, for these exams allow your OB/GYN to examine your sexual organs and look for signs of disease, infection or pre-cancerous cells.
Your OB/GYN will be understanding of the fact that this is your first pelvic exam and will likely take some time to talk you through the process. The goal is to help you feel comfortable and relaxed, for this is an important part of taking care of your body throughout adulthood. Pelvic exams are necessary for women who are not sexually active, who are sexually active, who are trying to conceive, and who are perimenopausal and even menopausal.
Most women find that the idea of the pelvic exam is often more uncomfortable than the exam itself. If you feel that now is the time to go in for your first pelvic exam appointment, contact your obstetrics and gynecology doctor today in order to set up this important appointment.