Routine well-woman care usually includes a yearly exam by a gynecologist.
For women under age 21, this visit may simply be to discuss contraception or abnormal periods and may not require the patient to undress. For women over 21, the annual exam usually includes a breast and pelvic exam. Routine pap smears for cervical cancer screening are no longer performed yearly, and not recommended for women under age 21.
Prepare for a Well-Woman Exam
Be ready for your appointment by following these instructions.