The knowledge of your intending partner’s health status by no means implies that marriage is not possible but it gives you an avenue to make informed consent and it enables you and your spouse seek proper medical care early to prevent unnecessary stress and burden during marriage.
What Does a Premarital Exam Include?
A typical premarital exam includes a brief health history, a complete physical exam, discussion of birth control options, and a brief overview of intercourse and foreplay. A pelvic exam is performed to insure pelvic health and to determine if there is a need for vaginal dilators or a hymenectomy.
As part of a premarital exam, the doctor and patient will discuss birth control options and different types of conditions related to a woman, such as yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis, urinary tract infections and Pap smear testing. A momentary overview of foreplay and intercourse will be reviewed.
What Questions Should I Ask?
Ask any question you have related to birth control and intercourse.
Who Should I Make an Appointment With?
You can see either an OB/GYN, General Practitioner or Certified Nurse Midwife for your exam.
Should I Bring My Fiance to the Exam?
It’s really up to you. It can be helpful to have his questions answered too. During the exam portion, he can wait in the waiting room.
What If I Have Issues After I’m Married?
If you have any questions or concerns about your intimate married life, call us and come in! We can help determine any issues or problems.
When Should I Schedule a Premarital Exam?
We encourage patients to schedule their pre-marital exam two to three months before the wedding day. Call and schedule your appointment as soon as you’re engaged!