Going to the gynaecologist is never on the top of any woman's wish list. However, it's necessary from time to time, and as you probably already know, it's really not that bad. So what’s the best parenting advice for when your daughter should start seeing one?
Unless your daughter has a specific concern or a problem, she should begin going to the gynaecologist at either age 18 or when she becomes sexually active, whichever comes first. You can accompany your daughter on her first visit, or encourage her to go on her own – whatever works best for her. It's the same for making that first appointment. After that initial visit however, she should be encouraged to do this task on her own, since looking after (and advocating for) her own health is an important life skill.