Health Tips As You Prepare for College

Prepare for College

Originally Published September 7, 2018 on momclone | By Dr. Sherry Ross, MD

College is an amazing milestone everyone looks forward to experiencing.

 

Besides going to Bed Bath and Beyond to get items needed to set up your dorm room, a visit to your pediatrician or gynecologist should also be on your “to do” list.

 

As you transition from a high school to college student you are also transitioning from childhood to adulthood. Your body is transitioning to a stage of sexual development both emotionally and physically, putting you at high risk for pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STI). Counseling by a health care professional involves issues and questions related to your period, birth control and sexual and mental health. These and other topics are helpful as you head off to college and unfamiliar territory.

 

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