Gynecological Exam-University Health Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Gynecological Exam

Gynecology is health care for the female reproductive system.  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:

  • talking about your medical history
  • a general physical exam
  • a breast exam
  • a pelvic exam
  • tests for sexually transmitted infections
  • a Pap test
  • vaccinations
  • talking about birth control, safer sex and other concerns

What is a pelvic exam?

What is a Pap test?

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How do I prepare for an exam?