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At what age should I receive my first pelvic exam?
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Brian Fishman
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: 21
Previous guidelines recommended that every woman have a pelvic exam by the age of 21 or 3 years after the onset of sexual activity.
However, newer recommendations omit the 3-year rule and simply state that women should have their exam by age 21.

In brief: 21
Previous guidelines recommended that every woman have a pelvic exam by the age of 21 or 3 years after the onset of sexual activity.
However, newer recommendations omit the 3-year rule and simply state that women should have their exam by age 21.
Brian Fishman
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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology
In brief: Pelvic exam
First pelvic exam should either come with first pap smear (21), or with any other reason (ie, wanting birth control, pills, or not having periods).

In brief: Pelvic exam
First pelvic exam should either come with first pap smear (21), or with any other reason (ie, wanting birth control, pills, or not having periods).
Dr. John Geisler
Dr. John Geisler
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