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At what age should you start seeing a gynocologist? I kind of want to talk to my mom about seeing one. However, I'm sexually active and though I'm being safe, I really don't want to tell her. If I go, will the gynocologist tell her?

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Women should start seeing a gynecologist annually when they first start menstrating. This is simply good health care for the reproductive system. It has nothing to do with sexual activiity. No, a gynecologist will not tell your mother as this would violate doctor/patient confidentiality. However, if you are using your family's private insurance programme to pay for the visit, the visit will show up on the insurance statement.

If you are in country (like Canada) that has public health insurance, there is no insurance statement.

But really, there is no reason to not tell your mother that you are having proper medical care for a person of your age.

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Say you're having really bad cramps and want to see a GYN to make sure everything's ok.
I started seeing a GYN when I was 12 for the same reason, so it won't seem out of whack or anything. It's really not half as bad as everyone makes it out to be- much better than the dentist!


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