Why You Should See a Gynaecologist In Your 20s

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Being in your 20s is like a wild and exciting ride. Many things are competing for your time and attention. Between juggling work, maintaining family relationships, and managing your social life, it can get rather hectic. With your busy schedule, your own gynaecological health might be the very last thing on your mind.

This is very dangerous because poor gynaecological health can actually have a domino effect on the perfect life that you're trying to build. It causes unnecessary pain, interferes with your sexual relationships, and even increases your risk of developing cancer.

Consider scheduling a consultation with a Singapore gynaecologist. A gynaecologist is a doctor who specialises in women's health and works in a gynaecology service clinic. These clinics typically provide the following services: annual gynaecological screening, vaccinations, and fertility tests.

Annual Screening

Regular screening at the gynaecology service clinic may pick up any potential health issues, such as cervical cancer, that may otherwise go undetected. Cervical cancer is the ninth most common cancer and is the eighth most common cause of cancer deaths amongst women in Singapore, even though it is a highly preventable cancer.

According to the national healthcare guidelines in Singapore, sexually active women aged 25 to 29 are recommended to go for the Papanicolaou test (Pap test) once every three years, while those above 30 are recommended to go for the Human papillomavirus (HPV) test once every five years.

These tests test for the presence of precancerous cells in the cervix before they turn cancerous. With early detection and intervention, cervical cancer is a highly preventable cancer.


An important vaccination for young women to get is the HPV vaccine. The HPV vaccine can prevent most cases of cervical cancer if given before one is even exposed to the HPV virus. Your gynaecologist will ensure that you have completed all the doses required, which depends on your age.

Fertility Tests

Young women in their 20s are typically at peak fertility, but some couples in their 20s find it hard to conceive despite actively trying. Having both male and female fertility screening can help couples to identify the causes of their inability to conceive. Some causes include
  • Low sperm count (for the male)
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Unexplained fertility
Early fertility screening gives you and your partner a peace of mind and time to plan for alternative conception treatments like intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in-vitro fertilisation (IVF).

Schedule Your Gynaecological Consultation Today

Seng's OG Practice is a gynaecology service clinic in Singapore that focuses on providing professional, compassionate, and comprehensive care to help you fulfil your dream of building a family. We offer male and female infertility screening as well as various assisted reproductive technology. Contact us now at 6472 7988 to schedule an appointment.