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A 21-year-old female asked:

I am 21 years old. i've never had sex. i'm saving myself until marriage. i also never had a pap smear. when is the appropriate time to get one?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Yearly: PAP smears are generally recommended annually after a woman begins to be sexually active. If you haven't already, discuss Gardasil with your gynecologist, as it is best administered and completed prior to becoming sexually active.
Last updated May 15, 2015

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