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06 Mar 2003

Gynae appointment
Iam 20 years of age & i would like when a woman should see a gynae? Iam sexually active & Iam worried about cervical cancer. Please help
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01 Jan 0001

You should have a pap smear within a year of becoming sexually active, although the chances of cervical problems under the age of 25 years is extremely low. This does not have to be done by a gynaecologist. It can be done by a GP or trained clinic sister.

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