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Should a virgin get a pap smear?

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Thomas Wolski Jr
General Practice
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on her age

Current guidelines recommend that women get their first pap at the age of 21, even if they are sexually active prior to that.
Exceptions (where it should be obtained before 21) are if the female is HIV positive, or on chronic immunosuppressive therapy for systemic lupus erythematosus (sle, lupus) or after organ transplantation.

In brief: Depends on her age

Current guidelines recommend that women get their first pap at the age of 21, even if they are sexually active prior to that.
Exceptions (where it should be obtained before 21) are if the female is HIV positive, or on chronic immunosuppressive therapy for systemic lupus erythematosus (sle, lupus) or after organ transplantation.
Thomas Wolski Jr
Thomas Wolski Jr
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Garrett Caldwell
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Pap Smear

After age 21, every woman should have a pap smear! whether or not you are sexually active, you should still watch for other problems such as the risk of cancer. Especially if you have cancer of any time in your family history.
Hpv, or the virus that causes virtually all cervical cancer can alive spread by hands and mouths, so lack of true intercourse does not eliminate risk and a pap is needed.

In brief: Pap Smear

After age 21, every woman should have a pap smear! whether or not you are sexually active, you should still watch for other problems such as the risk of cancer. Especially if you have cancer of any time in your family history.
Hpv, or the virus that causes virtually all cervical cancer can alive spread by hands and mouths, so lack of true intercourse does not eliminate risk and a pap is needed.
Garrett Caldwell
Garrett Caldwell
Answer assisted by Garrett Caldwell, Medical Student
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