My mom took me when I was 18, and she only took me b/c I had stopped having periods when I was 16…yes, she waited 2 whole years b/c she didn’t want to take me before I was 18!
I could’ve developed a serious infection in the lining of my uterus in that 2 year span. Also, my PCOS went without treatment as well, which was the cause of my PCOS. In all honesty, I started having irregular periods when I was as young as 14, but they stopped all together by 16.
If my daughter had been me, I would’ve went when she was 14 - as soon as irregular menses showed up. Just b/c it’s “down there” and she’s still a virgin, reproductive health doesn’t wait till virginity is broken. If a women has reproductive issues, she needs to go, case closed.
Now, assuming she’s having normal and regular periods, there are other issues like ovarian cancer that can happen to a woman who’s a virgin and it can go asymptomatic.
In fact, that’s why ovarian cancer is so deadly…it’s usually not caught until it’s too late.
I would say somewhere in the ages of 16-18, but no later than 18 for the first OB/GYN appt, or sooner (in what my case should’ve been) if she has a reason too.
Sorry to ramble on so long, but to this day I’m mad at my mother for not taking me till I was 18. :mad: My younger sister, who’s having regular menses is 22 years old and still hasn’t gone. My mom hasn’t made her. The ONLY reason my mom took me AT ALL was b/c I DIDN’T HAVE ANY PERIODS. /rant:mad:
Sorry to rant. blush: