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How to Get the Most Out of Your GYN Visit

For most women, the physician they are most likely to see on a regular basis is their gynecologist. Women visit their gynecologist's office for birth control, STD testing and any number of other health matters, from vaginal infections to menstrual cramps.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends annual check-ups, starting with a visit between ages 13 and 15. Most women will continue to see a gynecologist or other reproductive healthcare provider, such as a midwife, throughout their lives. So how can you maximize your yearly visit with the gynecologist?

By Christine Haran

For most women, the physician they are most likely to see on a regular basis is their gynecologist. Women visit their gynecologist's office for birth control, STD testing and any number of other health matters, from vaginal infections to menstrual cramps.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends annual check-ups, starting with a visit between ages 13 and 15. Most women will continue to see a gynecologist or other reproductive healthcare provider, such as a midwife, throughout their lives. So how can you maximize your yearly visit with the gynecologist? Suzanne Merrill-Nach, MD, a gynecologist in private practice in San Diego, Calif. and ACOG spokesperson, offers some expert advice about maintaining your reproductive health.

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