The Initial Adolescent Preventive Care VisitDELISI, KRISTIN MSN, CRNP*; GOLD, MELANIE A. DO†Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology: June 2008 - Volume 51 - Issue 2 - pp 190-204 doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e31816d1fd6 Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Abstract Author Information A comprehensive first visit with a gynecologist can lay the groundwork for positive health outcomes throughout a female adolescent's life. This visit gives the clinician the opportunity to gauge both the physical and psychosocial health and development of the adolescent patient. Physical screening should be combined with an assessment of the patient's environment and risk behaviors along with counseling on healthy behavior for both the patient and her parent or guardian. *Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh †Division of Adolescent Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Correspondence: Kristin Delisi, MSN, CRNP, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 3705 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. E-mail: Kristin.Delisi@chp.edu; email@example.com © 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.