Having routine pelvic exams are important for good reproductive health. A woman should have her first GYN exam when she is first thinking about becoming sexually active, or as soon as she becomes sexually active, or by the time she is age eighteen. There are many female gynecologists, nurse practitioners, and physician's assistants today if you prefer a woman to provide you with your GYN health care. Its usually easy to find one in the United States and Canada. Of course, many women still use male health care providers or gynecologists for their GYN exams.