Adolescence is a difficult time for teens with ongoing changes physically, emotionally and a need to belong in the world. Counselors at Swapna Healthcare provide safe, confidential and friendly support.
Young women should meet with a physician experienced in adolescent gynaecology at age 13-15. The counseling visit helps create a healthy home for your daughter and does not require a pelvic exam or pap smear. This meeting initially involves mother and daughter, followed by a confidential meeting with the young woman alone, to build trust and educate her about risk reduction and future health choices. It is best to meet prior to sexual activity, with the understanding that while information is empowering, it does not increase the likelihood of sexual activity.