Adolescence can be a difficult time for any teen. Dr. Schey communicates with young girls and young women in a way that is relaxed and not intimidating. This allows for an open line of communication and trust, two very important components in building a strong doctor patient relationship that will last for many years to come.
Teens have many questions and concerns that they may not feel comfortable talking about. Dr. Schey provides answers to all of their healthcare concerns from birth control options to STD screening and safe sex practices.
According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), nearly half of the 20 million new STD infections in the U.S. each year are among 15-24 year olds. ACOG recommends annual testing for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea for all sexually active adolescents and young women up to the age of 25. Routine HIV testing is recommended for all sexually active adolescents and women beginning at age 19.