Do I have to get a pelvic exam when going to a gynecologist for the first time?

So with all the nonsense going on, I wanted to finally look into getting sterilized. There’s a doctor on the childree friendly list near me, .

This would be my first time going to one, and I have no idea what to expect. I only want a pelvic exam if they say it’s necessary to determine if I can have a sterilization procedure done.

Is it unusual to say I’m only here to discuss potential procedures unless a pelvic exam is necessary for one?

Also, how do I even schedule the appointment? Do I say I want to discuss possible sterilization options or is that a bad thing to lead with?

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Do I have to get a pelvic exam when going to a gynecologist for the first time?