|Pap test and pelvic exam
- Every 2 years for women ages 21-30.
- Every 3 years for women age 30+ who have had three consecutive normal Pap tests.
- Screening may be stopped at age 65 or 70 for women who have three or more normal Pap tests in a row and no abnormal test results in 10 years.
- Women who have had their cervix and uterus removed may also stop having cervical cancer screenings, unless the surgery was done as treatment for cervical cancer or pre-cancer.
|Screens for abnormalities that could indicate pre- or early cervical cancer
||Every 2-3 years along with Pap test starting at age 30. (and in younger women with inconclusive Pap tests)
||Identifies risk for developing cervical cancer
||Yearly until age 25 if sexually active; for age 26+, get tested if you have new or multiple sexual partners.
||Prevents spread of chlamydia
|Sexually transmitted disease (STD) screening
||All sexually active women and their partners should be tested for HIV and other STDs before starting sexual activity.
||Prevents spread of HIV and other STDs, many of which can only be detected through testing.