Entering puberty can be a confusing time for girls as their reproductive systems start to become active and their bodies undergo drastic changes. Dr. Carrie Patterson, OB/GYN in Frisco, Texas, specializes in adolescent and teen gynecologic care to help both parents and girls adjust to the unusual changes in their bodies by providing trusting and knowledgeable medical guidance through this transition into womanhood. If your daughter is entering or already in her teenage years, call and make your appointment with Dr. Patterson today to get started on her reproductive care.
Puberty is a simple word to describe the incredibly complex process every girl goes through as she leaves childhood behind and her body prepares for reproduction and womanhood. In most girls, puberty takes place between the ages of 9 and 13. During that short span of time, their bodies undergo significant changes, mostly due to a surge in the female hormone, estrogen. These changes include:
With the increase in hormone levels, many girls also experience mood swings that can go from euphoric to highly sensitive or anxious in a matter of minutes. The physical changes, accompanied by the mental anxiety frequently associated with puberty, often makes puberty feel overwhelming, which is where a gynecologist like Dr. Patterson plays a crucial role.
Teenage gynecology is designed to meet the unique and specific needs of girls who are going through puberty and transitioning into womanhood. Dr. Patterson understands the importance of building a trusting relationship with her adolescent patients that empowers the young women under her care to make good decisions based on knowledge and facts. Dr. Patterson helps both parents and her younger patients navigate health and sexuality as safely and informed as possible.
Dr. Patterson can help your daughter negotiate many different areas, such as:
Call Dr. Patterson to find out when you should bring your daughter in for her first gynecological visit.