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how to know if i need a pelvic exam or a pap smear to get birth control?

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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 activity requires surveillance for evidence of cervical dysplasia or std's. Your primary care provider may refer you for specific consultations when necessary.
Answered on May 13, 2014

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