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First Gynecologic Exam: When Should This Occur? - Dr. Kotian

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Dr. Zarine Kotian introduces herself and shares when a young women should go for her first annual gynecologic visit. Dr. Kotian is a board-certified OB/GYN on staff at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Arizona.

Dr. Kotian:
I am Dr. Kotian and I am an OB/GYN in Glendale, Arizona and we serve mostly north Phoenix, Glendale, Surprise, Peoria and a very wide variety of populations.

So young women should really start their first exams between the ages of 13 and 15 years of age. The first visit with your gynecologist might not necessarily entail an exam, but they just might want to talk to you, get to know you better, also so you feel comfortable with them and you can establish a future relationship with them.

There are a lot of personal questions that may be asked about your menstrual cycle and your sexual health. It’s very important to give an open and honest answer to these questions so that we can keep you healthy and it’s also a good time to ask any questions to your doctor.

About Dr. Zarine Kotian, M.D.:
Dr. Kotian is an obstetrician/gynecologist on staff at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Ariz. She was born and raised in Ohio, attending Ohio State University where she completed her degree in Molecular Genetics with a minor in Spanish. She is board certified in OB/GYN. Dr. Kotian knew she wanted to be an OB/GYN while in her rotation during medical school after seeing her first birth.

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Condition: Pregnancy, Menopause, Sexual Health

Related Terms: Cesarean Section, C-Section, Vaginal Birth, Elective C-Section, Emergency C-Section, Labor, Umbilical Cord Prolapse, Birth Control, Fertility, Menstrual Cycle, HPV, Menopause, Sexual Health, Sexual Activity, STD

Health Care Provider: Banner Hospital, Banner Medical Center, Banner Health, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, Banner Thunderbird Hospital

Location: Glendale, Arizona, AZ, 85306, East Valley, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Apache Junction, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Guadalupe, Mesa, Phoenix Metropolitan Area

Expert: Dr. Zarine Kotian, Zarine Kotian, M.D., Doctor Kotian, Gynecologist Zarine Kotian, Zarine Kotian, OB/GYN

Expertise: Pregnancy, Cesarean Section, C-Section, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fetal Assessment, Breastfeeding Support, Premature Babies, Fertility, Sexual Health

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