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Am I Pregnant? (click here to view a printable pdf)

Am I Fertile? (click here to view a printable pdf)

What are the different types of Birth Control?
Birth Control Pill (click here to view a printable pdf with more info)

Ortho Evra Contraceptive Patch (click here to view a printable pdf with more info)

Vaginal Contrapceptive Ring (click here to view a printable pdf with more info)

Emergency Contraceptive (click here to view a printable pdf with more info)

Am I Going to Like this Method of Birth Control? (click here to view a printable pdf)

What is A Pap Test?
A pap test is a simple test that can help prevent cancer of the cervix. (The cervix is the opening to the uterus.)
Cervical cancer is common cancer in women. It is also on of the easiest cancers to find and treat in the very early stages. A pap test can detect changes in a woman’s cervix therefore she can get appropriate treatment as needed.

How Is A Pap Test Done?
The Pap test is done as part of a pelvic exam. It is simple and takes less than one minute.

During the exam, the Family Planning Nurse Practitioner will use a cotton swab, small brush or thin wooden spatula to take a few cells from your cervix. The Nurse Practitioner will then smear the cells onto a glass slide. The slide is sent to a lab to be looked at under a microscope. Also, at this time the Nurse Practioner will take a sample of your cells for the optional STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease) testing: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, HIV and/or Syphilis.

When Should I Get My First Pap Test?
You should get your first Pap test in your late teens or when you begin to have sex, whichever comes first. You should get regular Pap tests all your life, even after menopause.

You should get a pap test every one to three years. Some women need the test more often. Your own history affects how often you need a Pap test. Ask your Family Planning Nurse Practitioner what would be recommended for you.

 

 

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