Sexual Health

How to Prepare for a Visit to the Gynecologist

Healthcare: Woman in doctor's office for check up.

Panty liner

Don't schedule your appointment during your period

Trimming hedge row

Reconsider pelvic grooming


Don't douche

Woman offended by her husband

Don't have sex the night before

Clean white tampons, calendar and mobile phone on pink background

Keep track of your cycle

Nurse Discussing Test Results With Patient

Bring your medical records

Having advise with a gynecologist

Don't be embarrassed

oung woman writing down ideas planning

Come prepared with a list of questions

Woman hiding face

… And especially the embarrassing questions

Lara DeSanto

Lara DeSanto


Lara is a former digital editor for HealthCentral, covering Sexual Health, Digestive Health, Head and Neck Cancer, and Gynecologic Cancers. She continues to contribute to HealthCentral while she works towards her masters in marriage and family therapy and art therapy. In a past life, she worked as the patient education editor at the American College of OB-GYNs and as a news writer/editor at