For Women-University Health Services - Carnegie Mellon University

For Women

Health care for women is called Gynecology.  All straight, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, married and single women who are sexually active or 21 years of age or older should have an annual gynecological exam.  Gynecological exams may include:

  • taking your medical history
  • a general physical exam
  • a breast exam
  • tests for sexually transmitted infections
  • a pelvic exam
  • vaccinations
  • talking with your health care provider about contraception, safer sex and other concerns

What is a pelvic exam?

What is a Pap test?

How long does a gynecological exam last?

Is the exam painful?

How do I prepare for an exam?