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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? .

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?

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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. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


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Will i need to have a pap smear to get birth control?

No, but: You do not have to get a pap smear in order to get birth control. However it appropriate for a women age 21 to 65 to have pap smears every three years as long as they are normal. After a hysterectomy and/or after age 65 a women with a history of normal paps does not ever need another pap. Every women should still have an annual exam. ...Read more

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Are pap smear tests mandatory in order to get birth control in toronto, canada?

I do not know: In the us a doctor would want to do a history and physical on the woman to make sure she has no problems or contraindications to the pill , if she is sexually active then a pap would also be done. ...Read more

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Do you have to get a pap smear during an appointment in order to get birth control?

Do you have to get a pap smear during an appointment in order to get birth control?

No: It is not necessary to have a pap in order to get birth control but you should be up-to-date on your health care screenings. Going to the doctor to discuss birth control is also an excellent opportunity to talk about your risk factors and which tests are best for you. So, although it is not essential to have a pap to get contraception, it is important to your overall health care. ...Read more

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What is the procedure for getting a pap smear for birth control when somebody is a virgin?

Probably not needed: Virgins usually don't require a pap smear as the majority of cases of cervical cancer are caused by hpv which is sexually transmitted. You can discuss this further with the doctor precribing your birth control (and ask about the hpv vaccine). ...Read more

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Do you need to get a pap smear in order to get birth control at planned parenthood?

No.: It is not necessary to have a pap smear done before getting counseling for birth control. A good doctor would strongly recommend having one done, but it's not required. ...Read more

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Will a pap smear be performed when getting the birth control pill?

Will a pap smear be performed when getting the birth control pill?

Depends: You do not necessarily need a pap smear to get a prescription for birth control. Pap smears are currently recommended every three years for sexually-active women between 21-65. If you have had several normal pap smears and you and your doctor agree that you are low risk, you can consider increasing the interval between pap smears. ...Read more

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Is it true that planned parenthood make you get a pap smear before giving birth control?

Not necessarily. : A pap is recommended at age 21 and then every 2 years. If you had one already then you may not need one yet. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Pap Smear (Definition)

A pap smear (cervical smear) is a text looking at the cells from the canal and outside of the cervix to see if any abnormalities (especially ...Read more