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I'm almost 16 years old, and I'm not sexually active, but I'm getting to "that age", and I may be in the near future. (I'm not with anyone right now... I'm just saying it's a possibility). I've heard that girls my age should probably go for regular gynecologist appointments, but I've never had one. It would proably be a good idea - I have a septate hymen which is a major pain - it's like a biological chastity belt. I can't fit anything larger than a finger into my vagina. I should probably get it removed. There's one problem, though...

My mother is flamingly conservative. And very anti-sex, especially when it comes to teenagers. And I feel like if I ask her about going to the gynecologist, she'll say "What? Are you having sex?!?!?". And even if I'm not now, I can't guarantee I'm not going to between now and the time I'm an "adult", and I feel like I should see the gyno anyway.

My question is: how do I talk to my mother about this? Or, should I just wait till I move out (and put off sex till then, I guess?)

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