Thrive Wellness Center For Women
Gynecology & Functional Medicine located in Glendale, CA
Having your first gyno appointment can cause some serious anxiety. But you have no need to worry. Jennifer Huddleston, PA-C, and the team of women’s health experts at Thrive Wellness Center For Women in Glendale, California, offers a Thrive teens program that specializes in adolescent gynecology care for girls 13-19 years of age. To schedule an adolescent gynecology appointment at the Glendale office, call or book online today.
Adolescent Gynecology Q & A
What is adolescent gynecology?
At Thrive Wellness Center For Women, adolescent gynecology refers to the specialized Thrive Teens program that offers gynecological care to young girls between the ages of 13 and 19. The team at the gynecology and functional medicine practice understand the anxiety many young teens have about their gynecology appointments and created a program to ease fears and provide the care young teens need.
What happens during adolescent gynecology care?
The specifics of the adolescent gynecology care appointment may depend on many factors, including age and need for gynecological care. Many teens feel anxious about their gynecology appointment because of the pelvic exam. However, in many cases, the team at Thrive Wellness Center For Women rarely needs to perform a pelvic exam to provide adolescent gynecology care.
What are adolescent gynecology services?
Thrive Wellness Center For Women offers many specialty services specific for adolescent gynecology. These services include:
Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing
For sexually active teen girls, Thrive Wellness Center For Women offers STD testing. Though both men and women are at risk of contracting STDs, the health consequences are greater for women. Getting tested and treated early may prevent serious health complications, such as infertility.
The team at Thrive Wellness Center For Women performs many STD tests without the need for a pelvic exam.
For family planning and prevention of unwanted pregnancy for their adolescent patients, the team at Thrive Wellness Center For Women also offers contraceptive education. Knowing birth control options helps teen girls make the best decisions about their health and bodies.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) management
PCOS is a common gynecological condition that affects menstruation, weight, and health. Though most women don’t get diagnosed with PCOS until their struggling with infertility in their 20s and 30s, PCOS symptoms may appear at the start of menstruation.
To help their adolescent patients gain control over their PCOS, the women’s health experts at Thrive Wellness Center For Women offers PCOS management services.
Like adults, overweight and obesity is an adolescent health issue. At Thrive Wellness Center For Women, the team offers weight-loss counseling to help teen girls get to and maintain a health weight.
Management of irregular or painful periods
Adolescent gynecology at Thrive Wellness Center For Women also provides care for teen girls struggling with irregular or painful periods, which may be symptoms of underlying gynecological conditions such as PCOS or endometriosis.
Thrive Wellness Center For Women is a full-service women’s health care practice and can provide the comprehensive care teen girls need to manage all of their health needs. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.