Southern Connecticut Women's Health Care Associates -  - OB-GYN

Southern Connecticut Women's Health Care Associates

OB-GYNs located in Milford, CT & Westport, CT

Adolescent Gynecology Specialist

Southern Connecticut Women's Health Care Associates is a comprehensive practice in Milford and Westport, Connecticut that offers care and treatment for all women's obstetrics and gynecology health issues. Their services range from counseling to surgery, and they treat women of all ages which includes adolescent gynecology.

Adolescent Gynecology Q & A

What is Adolescent Gynecology?

Adolescent gynecology is an introduction to gynecology for young women. It is recommended that teens age 13-15 have their first gynecology visit. This is a time when girls can ask questions about development, sex, contraception, and gain understanding about how their body has changed or is changing.

When Will I Have to Have a Pelvic Exam?

A pelvic exam is usually not until age 21. If you have abnormal periods or experience severe pain during your period, then a pelvic exam may be necessary. A pelvic exam is a diagnostic tool that can help your doctor evaluate why you have abnormal periods or extreme pain.

Will The Doctor Talk About Sex During My Gynecology Appointment?

As young women, it is important that you understand the role of sex in relationships and pregnancy. Discussing sex with your doctor is an excellent way of dispelling myths and rumors about sex, and can help you have a safer and more fulfilling experience. It is also an excellent time for you to ask questions to someone who is not your mother. The goal of Dr. Murray and Dr. Sivkin is not to encourage you to have sex, but provide information so that if you do become sexually active, you can make more informed decisions about when and how and how to prevent pregnancy.

Will I Have to Have a Pap Smear?

It is very rare for a teen to have a pap smear. The indication for a pap smear would be if you are sexually active and have symptoms of an STD or another condition. The reason to have a pap smear is to test for HPV or cervical cancer. If you are not sexually active, it is highly unlikely that you have the HPV. Usually, by age 21, girls receive an annual pap smear during their pelvic exam.

Will My Mother Attend at the Appointment?

A mother does not necessarily have to be present. However, part of the appointment will be one-on-one with the doctor. The idea is for you to build a bond with the doctor so that you can talk and ask questions. What happens in your first gynecologist appointment is between you and the doctor.

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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Healthgrades

    "Dr Sivkin has been my doctor for 4 years. She has taken care of me and is wonderful. She listens to me and helps me work through any issues I might have."

    Shannon in Milford, CT
  • RateMDs

    "I love Dr. Sivkin...She is extremely thorough and follows up with you about any concerns"

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "Love Dr. Sivkin. She's the best... Knowledgable and caring. Her follow through is wonderful albeit multiple visits to her office but I wouldn't choose anyone else"

    Verified Patient
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Sivkin sat down with me and took the time to listen. She did a thorough exam and provided guidance on some non-related issues I was having"

    Judy W.
  • RateMDs

    "She will always advocates for what is in the best interest of the women in her care. She takes the time to get know you as a person"

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "She was compassionate and friendly which made it easy to ask questions...Thank you. Dr. Murray, for being a gynecologist that a mature woman can trust with her health"

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "Dr. Murray is the best. Caring, listens to her patients."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "We just found out that Dr. Murray relocated from Connecticut to Georgie-- our loss, their gain. She is a dedicated doctor with a love for what she does. Good luck."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "If you can get this doctor to call you she is terrific!"

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "Dr. Murray is quite nice and takes her time with the patient"

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "Love Dr. Sivkin. She's the best... Knowledgable and caring. Her follow through is wonderful albeit multiple visits to her office but I wouldn't choose anyone else"

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "She was compassionate and friendly which made it easy to ask questions...Thank you. Dr. Murray, for being a gynecologist that a mature woman can trust with her health"

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "She will always advocates for what is in the best interest of the women in her care. She takes the time to get know you as a person"

    Verified Patient
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Sivkin sat down with me and took the time to listen. She did a thorough exam and provided guidance on some non-related issues I was having"

    Judy W.
  • RateMDs

    "Dr. Murray is the best. Caring, listens to her patients"

    Verified Patient
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