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For Females: What to Expect at Your First Pelvic Exam
A pelvic exam is an exam of your privates for girls and women. It is recommend if you have had sex, changes (such as pain, burning, unusual bleeding, itchiness, etc.) or if you are 21 or older and have not yet had a pelvic exam.
"What to expect at your first female pelvic exam (PDF)" describes how your health care provider will do the exam and offers some tips for feeling more comfortable.
For Males: What to Expect at Your First Sexual Health Exam
A male sexual health exam is an exam of your privates by a health care provider. As you become a teen, your health care provider will examine you to make sure your privates are healthy. You should ask for a sexual exam if you have any questions about your privates, or if you are having any changes or problems, such as itching, burning or discomfort.
"What to expect at your first male sexual health exam (PDF)" describes the exam for boys and young men and offers tips for feeling more comfortable.
Questions and Answers for Teens & Young Adults
Health care providers ask questions so they can help you take care of yourself and stay healthy and safe. As you get older, these questions may feel awkward, embarrassing or too private to talk about. It is important to be honest with your health care providers, so they can provide the best care, check you for infections, if needed, and give you the right medicine or health information for you and your life. See "Questions and Answers for Teens and Young Adults (PDF)" for more information about your health care exam.