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The pap smear requires you lay back and the doctor will insert a speculum into your vagina and open it, so she can see your cervix and get a little sample to examine. There is more information about the first exam here: www.pamf.org/teen/health/femalehealth/gynecologist.html
Nancy Brown , Ed.S, M.A., Ph.D.