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do i need to get a pap smear if a virgin?

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Dr. Justin Diedrich
13 years experience Gynecology
Age 21: The first pap should be done at age 21 regardless of whether someone is a virgin or not. You can get cervical cancer without ever having sex (it is very rare, but i've seen it).
Answered on Apr 16, 2014

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