Adolescent Gynecology Specialist

Nyack Pediatrics

Maureen Cooney, DO

Pediatrician located in Nyack, NY

As your daughter moves through adolescence, her medical needs will change. Nyack Pediatrics offers compassionate adolescent gynecology care to young women from in and around Nyack, New York. When the time comes for your daughter to begin the transition into gynecologic care, book an appointment with Maureen Cooney, DO by calling the office or using the online scheduler.

Adolescent Gynecology

What is adolescent gynecology?

Gynecology is an area of medical practice that focuses on a woman’s reproductive health. As girls transition into adulthood, they will need to begin seeing a gynecologist.

Adolescent gynecology provides a wide range of services to girls under the age of 13. Some of the services available include evaluation of and treatment for:

  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic pain
  • Vaginitis
  • Early or late puberty
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Contraception
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding

These are just a few of the conditions Dr. Cooney can treat. If you have questions about specific gynecologic issues, feel free to call the office for more information.

Why see a pediatric specialist for gynecologic care?

Scheduling your daughter’s initial gynecology care with Dr. Cooney is a great way to make a smooth transition into the next phase of her health care.

Girls who’ve seen Dr. Cooney for pediatric care already have developed a good relationship with her. That familiarity can make it easier to transition into gynecology care, making it easier to ask questions and express concerns.

Those first few gynecology visits can shape the way a young woman feels about this aspect of health care for many years to come. Establishing a positive impression of gynecology services is a critical part of empowering your daughter to handle her health needs in the years ahead.

How can I prepare my daughter for her first gynecology visit?

Having a series of open and honest discussions about this area of healthcare is a great place to begin. Stress the importance of gynecology and the fact that women need to see a women’s health specialist throughout their lives.

There’s no need to go into the specifics of various exam techniques and treatments. Not all girls need a pelvic exam during adolescence. The bulk of the visit is spent discussing women’s health needs with Dr. Cooney.

This is an opportunity for your daughter to ask questions or express concerns about the changes she’s going through as she transitions into womanhood.

Stress the many benefits of having an open dialogue with your gynecologist, and emphasize these visits as an opportunity, not an obligation.

When your daughter is ready for her first gynecology visit, schedule an appointment with Dr. Cooney online or over the phone.