What to Expect During Your Exam?
A woman exam is one of the most important steps that women of all ages can take to protect their health. This is an annual preventive screening of breast and gynecological diseases. During the visit, your doctor will discuss your health and lifestyle behaviors and will perform a physical exam of your breast and pelvis.
Why is it important to have a woman exam?
The woman exam is important because women need screening for breast and gynecologic cancers and to discuss any preventive and sexually transmitted disease screening. It is also a good time for pre-pregnancy counseling.
How often should I have a woman exam?
Starting at age 21, woman exams should be performed yearly. It is recommended that the first visit occurs in the mid to late teens.