women view the ob/gyn as another errand to run. You might want
to get the routine exams, get the prescription for your birth control
pill, and get out of there before you’re late for work, as
fast as you can. But, taking a few extra minutes to voice your concerns
and ask any questions will be invaluable for your health and your
state of mind. Because when you go to the ob/gyn, you probably have
a lot of questions and concerns that you don’t quite know
how to ask. In fact, many women feel uncomfortable talking about
really concerns them about their gynecological health.
You might be surprised to know your ob/gyn really wants you to
ask questions. Even though he or she may seem busy, there is never
rush when it comes to your concerns. Plus, you waited all that
time in the waiting room to see the doctor, you might as well get
most out of your experience. And just remember your ob/gyn may
not come out and talk to you about certain topics unless you ask
Some recommended questions include:
- Should I be tested for sexually
- Is my sexual behavior safe? Is it normal
for a woman my age?
- What about emergency
contraception? How can
I get it if I need it?
- What do my sexual problems mean?
- Why do I have arousal problems?
- Why can’t I have an orgasm?
- I was abused in the past,
what does this mean for my gynecological health?
- I was raped.
How can that experience affect my gynecological health?
do my lifestyle habits, including smoking, drinking and illicit
drug use, affect my gynecological health?