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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

Implanon (Definition)

Implanon is birth control method manufactured by merck pharmaceuticals. It is a single rod implant that is inserted under the skin in the forearm. It is a Progesterone containing long acting contraceptive with a duration of ...Read more


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It's been over 3years since my last pap smear. I have the Nexplanon, and need to get it removed. Is a pap smear required before the removal?

It's been over 3years since my last pap smear. I have the Nexplanon, and need to get it removed. Is a pap smear required before the removal?

No: A pap isn't required proior to removal of a nexplanon but a pap every 3 years is recommended and any given provider may feel it is necessary for them to be responsible for your care. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I am 16 and sexually active. Do I need a pap smear to get a prescription for birth control?

I am 16 and sexually active. Do I need a pap smear to get a prescription for birth control?

No: Pap smears are indicated 3 years after beginning sexual activity or at age 21 (whichever comes first). You do not need one for a physician to prescribe birth control, nor do you need parental consent. However, it is recommended that you are honest with your parents about your sexual activity. Be sure to always use condoms. Birth control pills do not prevent sexually transmitted infections. ...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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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? .

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

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How to know if i need a pelvic exam or a pap smear to get birth control?

How to know if i need a pelvic exam or a pap smear to get birth control?

Expect to: Most recommend pelvic exams by 21 or within two years of starting sexual activity. Birth control requests would fall in this category.Any sexual activity requires surveillance for evidence of cervical dysplasia or std's. Your primary care provider may refer you for specific consultations when necessary. ...Read more

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Do i need to get a pap smear if a virgin?

Do i need to get a pap smear if a virgin?

Age 21: The first pap should be done at age 21 regardless of whether someone is a virgin or not. You can get cervical cancer without ever having sex (it is very rare, but i've seen it). ...Read more

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Do I need to get a pap smear before I'm 21?

Do I need to get a pap smear before I'm 21?

If needed: Depending on age at which sexual activity began and whether partner was circumcised the potential for having early cervix cancer is strong. Removal of foreskin minimizes growth of HIV and HPV. In Africa the largest instances of mortality under 20 yrs. of age are in females dying of cervix cancer. An initial Pap can rule out early transformation of cervical cells. ...Read more

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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


Cervical Smear (Definition)

A cervical smear or pap smear is a text looking at cells from the outside and canal of the cervi to see if ...Read more