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Women's Health Care of New England
 Jay Ugol, MD

Jay Ugol, MD

Dr. Ugol received his undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester in 1978. He earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1982, then completed his four-year obstetrics and gynecology residency training at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and Affiliated Hospitals. Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dr. Ugol joined Women's Health Care of New England in 1989. In his free time, Dr. Ugol enjoys scuba diving, fishing, boating, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

June 16, 2014, 12:00 am

Your Daughter's First Exam

I often receive the following question from my adult patients - WHEN DO I BRING MY DAUGHTER IN FOR HER FIRST GYN EXAM??

The old adage was to come in for the first GYN visit (which really meant exam) at age 18 “or sooner if they are sexually active." The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology now recommends the first GYN visit take place between ages 13 and 15 - whether that includes an exam or not is a different issue.

As noted by the American Academy of Pediatrics, (Pediatrics, 2013) sexual activity is, and has long been rare among those 12 and younger. By contrast, older teens (aged 17-19) are sexually active; however, approximately 30% of those aged 15-16, have had sex.

We at Women's Health Care of New England encourage you to bring in your daughter/s for a "consult appointment". The focus of the appointment would be heavy or irregular menses or cramps, as well as STD prevention and birth control. We might ask your permission to talk with your daughter a few minutes alone, so that we might ask and answer any questions openly. We will inform her that this information is confidential and will not be shared with the parent unless she consents.

We encourage you to contact our office for this most important initial visit.

Jay Ugol, MD


FACT: According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women will get breast cancer.

GOOD NEWS: With early detection screening, you can lead a wonderfully full life without necessarily, the need for a mastectomy

ONE SIMPLE GUIDELINE: Everyone should start annual screening mammograms at age 40 regardless of risk factors and family history.

Connecticut Law States: "If your mammogram demonstrates that you have dense breast tissue, which could hide small abnormalities, you might benefit from supplementary tests, which can include a breast ultrasound screening or a breast MRI examination, or both, depending on your individual risk factors." (Senate Bill 458)

At Women's Health Care of New England, every mammogram requisition gets marked "Follow with breast ultrasound for dense breasts or other masses". Yearly breast imaging is not just for you, it's for your whole family.

Jay Ugol, MD
Staff Member at Women’s Health Care of New England
Fellow of The American College of OB/GYN

Women's Health Care of New England

Women's Healthcare of New England

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Women’s Health Care of New England has provided women of Fairfield County quality, state of the art, compassionate care since 1990. We are part of a broader network of OB/GYN physicians that comprise Women’s Health Connecticut, offering additional guidance and resources.

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