Compassion, Confidentiality, and Comfort

At Modern Women’s Health, we provide a compassionate, confidential, and comfortable atmosphere for you to experience your well woman exam. We understand it can make some women nervous, but we are here to help you relax, answer your questions, and take care of you. 

Modern Women's Health Gynecology & Aesthetics

What is a Well Woman Exam?

The well woman exam is done to rule out conditions and diseases of the female reproductive system, such as breast cancer or cervical cancer. It consists of a physical exam, a breast exam, a pelvic exam, and often a Pap smear. The entire appointment is typically about 30 minutes, with the actual physical exam portion taking approximately ten minutes. 

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Questions

Once the exam is complete, be sure to ask the doctor any questions you may have if you haven’t already.

You can feel free to ask anything about your body at all, including STDs, birth control, any conditions you may be experiencing, etc. We welcome questions so that we can help.

Did You Know?

A Pap smear does not equate to well woman exam. There is much misinformation regarding well woman exams. In general, every patient should have a yearly well woman exam (including a pelvic exam), but the Pap smear may only be done every three years depending on the patient’s own medical history and risk for an abnormal Pap smear. Typically, Pap smears are started at age 21.

Why Choose Modern Women’s Health?

Focusing on overall wellness for women, Modern Women’s Health provides comprehensive health services for women and their families, all in one place. Patients of any age can get the attention they deserve for their gynecological needs, aesthetic treatments, and general wellness concerns.

Founder Dr. Lisa Jukes is a board-certified gynecologist who has established a practice where there are female providers for female needs in a compassionate, confidential, and comfortable atmosphere. At Modern Women’s Health, we take a 360-degree approach to patient care, covering all aspects of our patients’ needs. This is why we are one of the top gynecology and women’s practices in Texas.

FAQ

Do you see adolescents for the well woman exam?

When should women begin getting the well woman exam?

Does the well woman exam check for STDs?

Do you see adolescents for the well woman exam?

Yes. We see women of all ages for the well woman exam. We also tailor the extent of the exam based on any menstrual concerns, complaints of pain, and sexual activity. Not every adolescent needs a full pelvic exam. This is also a good time to review any concerns about puberty, menses, etc., and correct any misinformation.

When should women begin getting the well woman exam?

According to ACOG (American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology), breast and pelvic exams as a part of the yearly well woman exam should be included starting at age 19. However, our recommendations are to initiate a tailored well woman exam at ages 15-18, as many young women have concerns at this time about what is normal vs. abnormal, may be shy to disclose concerns to the adults in their family, and may be at risk for exposure to STIs.

Does the well woman exam check for STDs?

It’s important to know that most well woman exams do not automatically include testing for sexually transmitted diseases, unless you are showing symptoms. If you would like to be tested for STDs, please bring this up with us. Per the USPTF (United States Preventive Task Force), routine screening for gonorrhea, chlamydia, HIV, and syphilis is recommended for all women engaged in high-risk sexual activity (using condoms inconsistently, having sex while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, having a new partner, or having multiple current partners). The USPTF further recommends gonorrhea and chlamydia screening for all sexually active women younger than age 25 years (including adolescents), even if they are NOT engaging in high-risk sexual behaviors. Younger women have a higher risk of gonorrhea and chlamydia infection than older women. The USPSTF does not recommend STI screening for women age 25 or older who do not engage in high-risk sexual behavior. The USPSTF does not recommend screening asymptomatic women for hepatitis B and herpes simplex virus.  Other STIs that can be screened for can include hepatitis C, trichomonas, ureaplasma, and mycoplasma.

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