I've been on the pill (Sprintec) for almost a year and a half now. However, I have never been sexually active. Is there any reason why I would need a pap smear, or any other kind of physical exam?
We recommend a first Pap smear in all women, sexually active or not, at age 21. If you are not yet 21, and are not having any problems with your periods, there is no reason for you to have a vaginal examination but we do a heart, thyroid and breast exam when we renew your prescription.
If you are 21 or over, delaying the Pap smear is certainly negotiable if you have not been potentially exposed to sexually transmitted infections. You can set up a women's health exam with one of our nurse practitioners to discuss what is best in your individual case.