Women consult a gynaecologist regularly as of the age of puberty. This may be once per year for a general 'routine check-up', or for advice on birth control, contraception, (unwanted) pregnancy, fertility issues, menopause, menstrual period 'problems', vaginal infections, sexuality, etc.
The first visit to the gynaecologist always starts by talking about your complaint or discussing questions. In addition, it is often important for the gynaecologist to know about your personal and family medical history. This is followed by an external and internal examination of the genital organs, depending on your care needs or disorder.