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Submitted on 06/25/04 at 03:25:32
You really only need a pap test to look for cervical cancer, and have an exam to be screened for sexually transmitted infections, if you are sexually active.
On the other hand, if you are having trouble with your periods or other symptoms, seeing the ob/gyn may be a good idea. Just tell the clinician that you have never had vaginal sex, so they know.
Nancy Brown , Ed.S, M.A., Ph.D.