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  • Have You Had a Pap Smear?

    A Pap smear is a test your doctor does to check for sexually transmitted diseases and possible signs of cervical cancer. It is an examination of cells taken from your cervix.

    Gynecologists recommend that women should begin to have Pap smears by the age of 18 or when they become sexually active. Pap smears should be conducted at least once a year. If you have had abnormal results or a family history of cervical cancer, your doctor may require you to have a pap smear every three to six months. Pap smears should be done throughout a woman's life, even after menopause.

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