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Adolescent Gynecology

Sellwood Medical Clinic

Family & Pediatrics & Internal Medicine located in Portland, OR & Pediatrics Portland, Portland, OR

Sellwood Medical Clinic is dedicated to providing exceptional adolescent gynecology services in Portland and Beaverton, Oregon. They aim to empower young women with knowledge, support, and quality healthcare as they navigate the journey to adulthood. Whether it's menstrual health, contraception, or other gynecological concerns, you can trust Sellwood Medical Clinic to provide compassionate and expert care. Call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.

Adolescent Gynecology Q & A

What is adolescent gynecology?

Adolescent gynecology focuses on the reproductive health and well-being of teenage girls and young women. It addresses various gynecological concerns, educates adolescents about their bodies, and provides guidance on maintaining optimal reproductive health.

Why is adolescent gynecology important?

Adolescence is a crucial time for understanding and managing your reproductive health. 

Providers who are skilled in adolescent gynecology work to make sure young women receive accurate information about their changing bodies, menstrual health, contraception, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and other vital aspects of reproductive well-being.

At what age should you start visiting a gynecologist?

An adolescent should consider visiting a gynecologist between the ages of 13 and 15, or when

she becomes sexually active, whichever comes first. Regular visits help establish a relationship with the gynecologist and ensure that young women receive the necessary guidance for a healthy transition into adulthood.

What services are covered within adolescent gynecology?

Sellwood Medical Clinic is committed to providing comprehensive adolescent gynecology services and addressing any gynecological concerns that may arise during adolescence, including:

Menstrual health management

Sellwood Medical Clinic provides expert guidance on menstrual health management, including irregular periods, heavy bleeding, and painful periods. The healthcare professionals will assess the underlying causes and recommend appropriate treatments to alleviate discomfort and ensure a regular menstrual cycle.


Sellwood Medical Clinic offers a range of contraception options suitable for adolescents. The healthcare providers will discuss the options, their benefits, and potential side effects to help young women make informed decisions.

STI screenings and treatment

STI screenings are essential for sexually active adolescents to ensure their reproductive health. Sellwood Medical Clinic offers confidential STI screenings, including testing for common infections like chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HPV. Early detection and treatment are critical for preventing long-term health complications.

What can I expect at an adolescent gynecology appointment?

At Sellwood Medical Clinic, the team understands the importance of a comfortable and supportive environment for adolescents. The healthcare professionals are trained to provide compassionate care, answer questions, and address concerns in a non-judgmental manner, ensuring that every young woman feels at ease during her visit.

The Sellwood Medical Clinic team is experienced in discussing sensitive topics with adolescents, such as sexual health, contraception, STIs, and any concerns they may have. They encourage open communication and strive to create a safe space where adolescents can ask questions and receive accurate information.

To learn more about adolescent gynecology services at Sellwood Medical Clinic or to book an appointment, call the office nearest you or use the online tool today.