Our reproductive health exams aim to provide preventive health care services, educational information, and sexual health guidance. Additionally, we can evaluate and treat symptoms that may be caused by bacterial vaginitis (BV), yeast, and urinary tract infections, as well as answer your questions about birth control*.
*we do not prescribe or refer for birth control
A health exam includes cancer screening through:
A Pap test, also called a Pap smear, is a procedure to test for cervical cancer in women. The test involves collecting cells from your cervix — the lower, narrow end of your uterus that’s at the top of your vagina.
Early detection of abnormal cervical cells leads to early treatment and decreases your chances of developing cervical cancer.
According to the Mayo Clinic, doctors recommend beginning Pap testing at age 21.
Clinical breast exam (CBE) and instruction in self-exam
A clinical breast examination (CBE) is a physical examination of the breast done by a healthcare professional, who carefully examines your breasts, underarm, and the area just below your clavicle (breastbone) for any abnormalities, such as a lump.
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recommends women start CBE at age 25. Our healthcare professional also instructs you on how to perform breast self-exams (BSE).