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Should you have a pap test smear if you never had sex?

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Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Prob not

If you're a virgin — meaning you haven't had vaginal intercourse — you probably don't need a pap smear.
And even if you do have a pap smear, you will not lose your virginity. In most cases, cervical cancer is caused by a sex. Transmitted infection called human papillomavirus (hpv). If you've never sexual intercourse, you're unlikely to have hpv. Some recommend pap at age 21 even if no sex history.

In brief: Prob not

If you're a virgin — meaning you haven't had vaginal intercourse — you probably don't need a pap smear.
And even if you do have a pap smear, you will not lose your virginity. In most cases, cervical cancer is caused by a sex. Transmitted infection called human papillomavirus (hpv). If you've never sexual intercourse, you're unlikely to have hpv. Some recommend pap at age 21 even if no sex history.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Do not need to but

There are risk factors other than sexually transmitted hpv, e.
g. Family history, smoking. You may wish to consult the information at the mayo clinic website. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/pap-smear/an01635.

In brief: Do not need to but

There are risk factors other than sexually transmitted hpv, e.
g. Family history, smoking. You may wish to consult the information at the mayo clinic website. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/pap-smear/an01635.
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