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When you first start taking the Depo-Provera shot, is a pap smear required?

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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology
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In brief: Pap smear

It is not required, but if you are not up to date on your pap smear, it should be done.
It is required to make sure you are not pregnant.

In brief: Pap smear

It is not required, but if you are not up to date on your pap smear, it should be done.
It is required to make sure you are not pregnant.
Dr. John Geisler
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Dr. Rebecca Gray
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Maybe

Pap smears are usually done at the time of administering contraception, as an incentive for women to get annual exams.
If you are under 21 or have no indication for a pap smear, it is not necessary in order to get depo-provera.

In brief: Maybe

Pap smears are usually done at the time of administering contraception, as an incentive for women to get annual exams.
If you are under 21 or have no indication for a pap smear, it is not necessary in order to get depo-provera.
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