Survey: Half of Americans are concerned about new moms, babies in public due to COVID-19
There are a lot of health concerns that come with pregnancy, and the COVID-19 pandemic has created additional fears about risks for both mom and baby.
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Gynecology program addresses a broad range of women's health issues. From general gynecological care to urology, oncology and reproductive endocrinology, we're committed to being your healthcare partner at every stage of life. And because we have access to the resources of a top-ranked academic medical center, you'll received state-of-the-art care from highly trained, dedicated physicians.
The recommended age for a first pap smear is 21. An Ob/Gyn can then guide appropriate care throughout a woman’s reproductive years, during pregnancy and into menopause. While pap smears are often no longer necessary after age 65, concerns with pelvic health, ovaries and the uterus remain throughout a woman’s life.
Brett Worly, MD, encourages patients to have an evaluation with a gynecologist to review their birth control options to see what is the safest and most effective choice.
Lisa Keder, MD, an Ob/Gyn at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, explains the importance of pre-conceptual planning and what women can do to promote a safe pregnancy and healthy baby.
Some patients may be nervous about their first time visit to the Ob/Gyn. Dr. Strafford reassures patients by explaining what a first visit usually entails. Don’t hesitate to make that first time visit — an Ob/Gyn can help with heavy or irregular menstrual cycles, contraceptive needs, screening or other medical concerns.
Brett Worly, MD, is part of a female sexual dysfunction clinic at Ohio State where a multidisciplinary team evaluates and provides treatment for women experiencing sexual dysfunction.
The Human Papillomavirus, or HPV, is an extremely common virus transmitted through sexual contact. Dr. Strafford, MD, explains the virus’ connection to cervical and other cancers, the importance of vaccination for individuals younger than 26, and the vaccine’s required dosing schedule.
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