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do you need to get a pap smear in order to get birth control at planned parenthood

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
No.: It is not necessary to have a pap smear done before getting counseling for birth control. A good doctor would strongly recommend having one done, but ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not necessarily. : A pap is recommended at age 21 and then every 2 years. If you had one already then you may not need one yet.
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gray
13 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: It is not necessary to have a pap in order to get birth control but you should be up-to-date on your health care screenings. Going to the doctor to di ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
I do not know: In the us a doctor would want to do a history and physical on the woman to make sure she has no problems or contraindications to the pill , if she is ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Magdala Beauvil
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: You do not need a Pap smear prior to insertion of an implant. However, it would be a good idea to see your GYN for breast exam and cervical culture pr ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Enggano
11 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Birth control is not contingent on a pap test. Pap tests check for abnormal cells on your cervix in an effort to screen for cervical cancer. Birth co ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
No: I do not think so.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Park
31 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: A pap smear is not performed as part of an annual gyn exam until a patient is 21 years of age and older.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Expect to: Most recommend pelvic exams by 21 or within two years of starting sexual activity. Birth control requests would fall in this category.Any sexual activ ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Fishman
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: Pap smears are indicated 3 years after beginning sexual activity or at age 21 (whichever comes first). You do not need one for a physician to prescri ... Read More
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