Gynecologic Care & Wellness
At NYU Langone, we provide comprehensive gynecologic care and services to support your health and wellbeing at every stage of life, from annual wellness exams to family planning services to managing menopausal symptoms. Our doctors welcome people of all gender identities and expressions who need obstetric and gynecologic care.
Annual Wellness Exams
Our doctors provide annual wellness exams to screen for gynecologic and breast cancers and gynecologic conditions that may affect reproductive and sexual health. During this visit, we can answer your questions and address any health concerns, including family planning, cancer prevention and screening, and fertility issues.
This annual exam may include a Pap test to screen for precancerous changes to the cervix and cervical cancer. Our doctors may also perform a human papillomavirus (HPV) test, which helps determine whether you are at high risk for developing cervical cancer. Our doctors can also review recommendations for getting an HPV vaccine, which can prevent cervical cancer.
Other services may include a clinical breast exam, a mammogram referral, or another breast cancer screening test, depending on your age, family history, and other individual risk factors.
We can also help you make lifestyle changes as part of preventive care. This can include counseling in nutrition and weight loss, with a referral to a weight management program. Our doctors can also provide referrals to an NYU Langone smoking cessation program if you smoke.
Your annual visit is tailored to you. Our doctors take the time to learn about your personal and family history so they can make individualized recommendations and create personalized treatment plans. We are eager to partner with you in your care.
Treatment for Menstrual Disorders
Painful and irregular menstruation is one of the most common health problems that our doctors manage. We offer medical workups that may include taking a full health history, conducting blood work, and ordering imaging tests.
We work with you to develop your treatment plan, which may include lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise to alleviate symptoms, over-the-counter and prescription medications to regulate menstrual cycles, or surgery and integrative care. Our physicians are skilled in management of complex gynecologic conditions, such as endometriosis and uterine fibroids.
Family Planning Services
Our doctors value talking with you about your family planning preferences.
If pregnancy is your goal, our obstetrician–gynecologists are available to provide pregnancy care. Fertility services are also available if you are having difficulty becoming pregnant.
We can help you decide which form of contraception is best for you and can provide both hormonal and nonhormonal methods.
We also offer abortion services as well as medical and surgical management for early pregnancy loss.
Sexual and Vulvar Health Services
We provide testing for sexually transmitted infections, such as HIV, gonorrhea, and chlamydia. Our doctors can talk about ways to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases and how to discuss these issues with sexual partners.
Our doctors can also help manage sexual dysfunction, including painful intercourse. We may refer you to pelvic floor physical therapy or other treatments to improve sexual function, including hormone therapy and medications, and surgical management.
Through our Center for Vulvar Health at NYU Langone Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates, we provide advanced treatment for skin conditions that affect the vulva. These include chronic itching or irritation, vulvar pain, and skin conditions such as lichen sclerosus, lichen simplex chronicus, and lichen planus.
Our doctors diagnose and treat symptoms of perimenopause, such as hot flashes, night sweats, and fatigue, which can occur months to years before menopause, the absence of a menstrual period for a year.
Therapies to alleviate perimenopause symptoms may include lifestyle changes such as weight loss or smoking cessation, supportive measures like psychological counseling, and medications such as hormone replacement therapy and serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Bone density testing may also be recommended, because perimenopause is a sign of a lower estrogen level, which can lead to bone loss.
Specialized care for the menopause transition is provided through our Center for Midlife Health and Menopause.