A yearly check-up at Alliance Women’s Medical Group emphasizes preventive care and tailored advice based on your age concerning your reproductive health and general well-being. We conduct physical examinations and all necessary screenings to ensure early identification of any potential health issues. During your yearly check-up, we will include:

  • A thorough assessment of your medical, family, and reproductive history
  • Testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Cervical cancer screenings, when & if applicable
  • Examinations of the breasts and pelvis
  • Recommendations for mammograms, ultrasounds, and more.

The annual visit is also an ideal moment to explore options for contraception and/or family planning. If you have queries about your menstrual cycles, general health and wellness, weight management, mental health, etc., your healthcare provider can offer crucial insights and recommendations.

Most women start their yearly examinations in their teens. While not every teenager may require or request a pelvic exam, it offers a chance to address any questions related to menstrual health, sexual activity/STD testing, contraceptive choices, and more.

How often do I need a Pap Smear?

Pap Smears are generally advised to begin at the age of 21. This screening test helps to identify early indicators of cervical cancer by collecting a small cell sample from your cervix.

For most women, it is recommended to have a Pap Smear every three years between the ages of 21 and 65. Starting at age 30, you can choose to extend this interval to every five years if you combine it with HPV testing. If your previous results have consistently been normal and you do not have higher risk factors, you may discontinue Pap Smears after reaching 65. However, based on individual health circumstances or risk factors, your healthcare provider might suggest more frequent screenings.