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Is it true that planned parenthood make you get a pap smear before giving birth control?
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Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Casey Younkin
Dr. Casey Younkin
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Varies
By definition if you need birth control you are likely sexually active.
If you are sexually active you can be exposed to the HPV virus associated with most cervical cancer. Since you are expecting free services the least you can expect is to let them do a needed health screening to justify their existence. Otherwise it might never be funded and the service disappear.

In brief: Varies
By definition if you need birth control you are likely sexually active.
If you are sexually active you can be exposed to the HPV virus associated with most cervical cancer. Since you are expecting free services the least you can expect is to let them do a needed health screening to justify their existence. Otherwise it might never be funded and the service disappear.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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