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Will a pap smear be performed when getting the birth control pill?

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Andrea Knittel
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

You do not necessarily need a pap smear to get a prescription for birth control.
Pap smears are currently recommended every three years for sexually-active women between 21-65. If you have had several normal pap smears and you and your doctor agree that you are low risk, you can consider increasing the interval between pap smears.

In brief: Depends

You do not necessarily need a pap smear to get a prescription for birth control.
Pap smears are currently recommended every three years for sexually-active women between 21-65. If you have had several normal pap smears and you and your doctor agree that you are low risk, you can consider increasing the interval between pap smears.
Andrea Knittel
Andrea Knittel
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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes.

Pap smears are a screening test for cervical cancer.
Your doctor can perform one regardless of whether or not you are on birth control pills. However, you should abstain from sex the day before your pap smear so it does not interfere with the results.

In brief: Yes.

Pap smears are a screening test for cervical cancer.
Your doctor can perform one regardless of whether or not you are on birth control pills. However, you should abstain from sex the day before your pap smear so it does not interfere with the results.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
Answer assisted by Marianne Di Napoli, Medical Student
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