GynecologyNews21 reasons to see a gynecologist before closing 21


Most young women do not need to have a Pap test until they are 21 years old. However, there are still many other reasons to visit a gynecologist before you reach this age.


  1. To maintain a healthy body weight and to feel good with your body.
  2. To develop habits that will provide you with healthy bones.
  3. To find out if you have urinary tract infection and, if you do, get treatment.
  4. To treat unusual secretions, odors or itching in the vaginal area.


  1. To see if your period is normal.
  2. To relieve if your period is accompanied by pain.
  3. To find out why your period is “heavy” (with high blood loss).
  4. To find out why your periods are long (or short) apart or because you have blood clots between your periods.
  5. To control the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.


  1. To have safe and healthy relationships.
  2. To recognize when a relationship is threatening or harmful.
  3. To talk about issues related to homosexuality, bisexuality, transgender (LGBT).
  4. To properly weigh your decision before making love for the first time.
  5. To find out about safe sex.


  1. To find out about contraception so that you become pregnant only when you decide that the time is right.
  2. To prepare in advance for a safe and healthy pregnancy.
  3. To have a pregnancy test.
  4. To know what your options are if you become pregnant.


  1. To protect against sexually transmitted diseases and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
  2. To make the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine.
  3. To be screened for sexually transmitted diseases and HIV, if you are sexually active.
The Doctor

Dr. Nikolopoulos maintains a private practice in ATHENS, while collaborating exclusively with MITERA’s maternity hospital and the new HYGEIA IVF Athens Assisted Reproduction Unit. At the same time, he is in charge of the Fertility and In Vitro Fertilization clinic at City Hospital, in the city of KALAMATA.