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A 23-year-old female asked:

I'm 23 yrs old, have been sexually active for 4 years. iv never had a pap smear before, do i need to go for one? and must i go to a gp or gyne?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
I would: An often cited suggestion is by age 21 or within 2 years of first sexual activity. The location would vary with local practice. Some GP's do, some refer them out, call the office & see.
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