Shannon - posted on 10/19/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
What is a good age for girls to start regularly going to the OB/GYN? Whether they are sexually active or not I think it's important to learn about abstinence or how to stay safe and things to worry about such as vaginal infections, pregnancy and STDs. My mother took me to the OB/GYN when I was 16 to get on birth control to regulate my periods and make my cramps less severe because they were really bad to where I was barely functional and couldn't go to school. My sister in law is 16 and her cramps are the same way and her periods are also irregular but her mother thinks she is too young to go the the OB/GYN and won't let her go. Is this wrong? Should my sister in law go anyway without telling her mom? She came to me for advice and I'm not sure what to tell her. I'm 21 and have an 8 month old son so I just wanted to get an idea of what mother's with daughters would do or have done. Thanks.