January 2009

Dear Parent

Many parents wonder when to address their daughters’ gynecologic health issues. Adolescent
girls are confronted with numerous challenges, and the decisions they make can have serious
consequences for their health and well-being. We want to join you in starting your daughter
on the path to good reproductive health. To this end, we recommend that girls first visit a
gynecologist between the ages of 13 years and 15 years or sooner if you have concerns.