If I see my primary care doctor every year, why do I need to see a gynecologist too? You are a healthy woman who doesn’t have plans to get pregnant anytime soon, it’s not a surprise that you are wondering why you still need to see a Gynecologist, but there are some misconceptions that we would like to clarify in this article.
You just realized you are pregnant… One of the greatest news a woman can receive. A moment that comes with immediate joy, but also with tons of questions that leave you feeling somehow overwhelmed. The second piece of good news is that you don’t have to figure it all out right after you found out of your pregnancy. It is a process and you will get the answers as you go.
The human papilloma virus, also known as HPV, is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections/diseases, being a radically different virus from HIV or HSV (herpes). According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in every 4 Americans is infected with HPV and most of those infected are their late teens and early 20s.