With school, work, and spending time with friends and family, it can be easy to forget when to visit a doctor for health tests and screenings. Pink and Black has compiled a list of common female health exams as a reference guide.
During a pap smear, a doctor collects cells from your cervix in order to detect the presence of cervical cancer. According to Sandhya Pruthi, M.D. at the Mayo Clinic, women should start having a pap smear at age 21, even if you have never had sex, or a couple years after becoming sexually active.