The Annual Gynecologic Exam

The annual visit to the gynecologist may be a ritual that most women do not look forward to, but it is an important part of  your reproductive health. Even though over time, pap smear guidelines have become less strict, the annual trip to the gynecologist is still as important as ever.  

While discussion and testing may vary based on age, some of the items that might come up include:

  • Screening for sexually transmitted infection
  • Screening for gynecologic and breast cancers
  • Contraception
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Fertility planning
  • Sexual health