A female asked:
why do i need a pap smear just to get a prescription for birth control? why is a pap smear needed if i just want to get the birth control pill? .
1 doctor answer
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh answered
19 years experience Addiction Medicine
It is important : Pap smears are important for sexually active women for early detection and management of early changes that may represent precursor cancerous lesions. Prevention and early intervention are better than cure and they reduce morbidity and healthcare coat.
Answered on Jun 12, 2015
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