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By The Numbers: Hoag Partners with Women Across Their Lifetime

From girlhood to adulthood, motherhood through menopause, a woman’s health care needs change over time. Hoag is here for every stage, at every age.

“Choosing a Hoag gynecologist can help set a woman on a healthy path for life,” said Pantea Mozayeni, M.D., Hoag OB/GYN. “This is the doctor who will educate her about gynecologic health, vaccinations, breast health and mammography, pelvic health, obstetrics and menopause, down the line. Forming a connection with a doctor early can create important continuity of care.”

Dr. Mozayeni recommends annual visits with a Hoag expert gynecologist starting in a woman’s teen years. This trusted doctor can help a young woman learn how to perform a breast self-exam, stay up-to-date on vaccinations and serve as a trusted source for information about menstruation and sexual health.

In early adulthood, a Hoag gynecologist can advise on genetic counseling, healthy eating habits, and cervical cancer screening. Fertility planning and motherhood bring new changes and challenges to a woman’s body. Here again, Hoag meets women where they are.

“More babies are born at Hoag than anywhere else in the county. One reason is for our expert care of newborns – and another reason is for how we partner with expecting and new mothers to deliver the personalized experience and care they want and need,” Dr. Mozayeni said.

In the years that follow pregnancy and delivery, your Hoag gynecologist can also help you find the resources to manage stress, maintain your sleep hygiene and find balance in this busy stage of life.

In their 40s, many women experience hormonal changes as the body enters perimenopause. Hoag can help women navigate these changes while discussing contraception, family planning, fertility, pregnancy and postpartum mood and health issues.

The next two decades of life brings a host of changes, including – for most women – menopause. The risk of cancer and chronic illnesses increases during this stage of life. Your Hoag gynecologist can serve as your guide to keep you on the path of your wellness journey.

“This is the time of life when a woman’s doctor discusses bone density screenings and pelvic floor health,” Dr. Mozayeni said. “Hoag’s gynecologic team can help direct care and guide a woman to the specialists and experts to help keep her healthy during this stage.”

Listen to Dr. January Lopez discuss breast health and Dr. David Lagrew discuss high-risk pregnancy on the Empowered by Hoag podcast.

Hoag Women’s Health Institute keeps you well through every age and life stage. Learn more at