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A 26-year-old female asked:

Hi, going for my first pap smear, does it matter if i had unprotected sex the night before?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
First pap smear: There is no reason not to see your physician for a pap smear even if you had intercourse the previous night.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: You are fine. Congratulations on this milestone and on your relationship.

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Last updated Jan 4, 2018

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