Hi all! I think this is the right place to post?? Any ways, my 16 year old daughter has to have a pelvic exam and is absolutly petrified. She has heard the many horror stories from all her friends, and now is very shaken up. I have tried to explain that it really is not that bad, that it is a normal part of being female, etc.. Well do you have any ideas how to help her overcome her fear of this? I work in geriatrics, so I am pretty much useless when it comes to teens!
She has a wonderful female doc who is great with teens, but she is still so afraid. Any advice is really appreciated! Thanks!!
You state that she has a wonderful female md -- call her ahead of time to discuss the situation with her -- perhaps she can make some suggestions. If you will be taking her to a gyn -- find the kindest, most knowledgeable, female ob/gyn with excellent interpersonal skills -- yes, they are out there. Ask around -- nurses on the gyn floors will be able to give you names of the best docs.
Last edit by susanmary on Apr 2, '03