When to get a pap...?
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|Mon, 07-19-2010 - 8:48am|
In the course of a discussion with my friend, she told me that she was thinking about changing doctors because her's got salty with her for requesting that the doc prescribe her bc pills without a pap.
We are both in our late 20s. I am married, sexually active, and have been taking the pill since I was a teen because I used to have severe cramps and, on more than one occassion, had issues with ovarian cysts. My family also has a history of ovarian cancer and other severe uterus issues.
My friend is single and a virgin. She started taking the pill to regulate her period when she was in her early 20s - and also as a "just in case she found mr right." She contends that because she is not currently sexually active and has no family history of uterine/ovarian issues that she does not need the pap.
Everything that I have read says that if you are over 21, you should get it every year. I am passionate about getting it done because of my family history. What is the reality about when to get it done?