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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    How often do I need to have a pap smear to detect cervical cancer?

    I've just turned 20 and friends have started to talk about pap smears- when do i need to start having them and how often?
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  • Dr David Rosen

    Gynaecologist, Laparoscopic Surgeon

    Dr David Rosen is a Specialist Endoscopic (Keyhole) and Robotic Surgeon with expertise in; Prolapse and Incontinence surgery, Endometriosis, menstrual disorders including complicated Hysterectomies by … View Profile

    In Australa the recommendation is for pap smears to commence within 2 years of first sexual intercourse, and then every 2nd year until age 70. It may be required more frequently if an abnormal result occurs or following treatment for a pap smear abnormality.

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