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Do they force you have a pelvic exam in order to get birth-control?
5 doctors weighed in

Brian Fishman
Emergency Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
You do not need to have a pelvic exam in order to get birth control medication, but you should be open and honest with your physician about your sexual practices and concerns so that he or she can be best equipped to treat you.

In brief: No
You do not need to have a pelvic exam in order to get birth control medication, but you should be open and honest with your physician about your sexual practices and concerns so that he or she can be best equipped to treat you.
Brian Fishman
Brian Fishman
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Jasmin Darling
If you would like an IUD (intrauterine device), there are screening tests for gonorrhea and chlamydia which do require a pelvic exam. This is not necessary for the other forms of birth control.
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology
In brief: Pelvic exam
Some one is not going to be forced to have a pelvic examination.
It is important to make sure by a pelvic examination that there aren't other problems going on at that time.

In brief: Pelvic exam
Some one is not going to be forced to have a pelvic examination.
It is important to make sure by a pelvic examination that there aren't other problems going on at that time.
Dr. John Geisler
Dr. John Geisler
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