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Sexual Health Requirements by the Ages

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Female obstetrician-gynecologist speaks with a young teenage girl patient.
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A woman lies back on an exam table before a pelvic exam.
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At what age should a young woman visit the gynecologist?


An ob-gyn speaks to a patient, writing on a chart.
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What to expect during the first visit


Gynecologist performing a pelvic exam.
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At what age should a young woman receive cervical cancer screening?


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What to expect during cervical cancer screening


A person holds a birth control pill pack.
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When should a woman take birth control?


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What to expect when looking into birth control


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At what age should a person receive the HPV vaccine?


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What to expect when you get an HPV vaccine


Male patient speaks to doctor.
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At what age should a male receive a prostate exam?


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What to expect during a prostate exam


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At what age should a woman receive a mammogram?


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What to expect during a mammogram


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