Health & Wellness
Women’s Health Screenings

Women’s Health Screenings

Talk to your doctor about having these important health screenings:

Women's Health Screenings Information

Onset of sexual activity to age 20

❑    Breast exam
❑    Pelvic exam
❑    Gonorrhea and Chlamydia testing
❑    HIV testing (also consider other STD testing depending on risk factors)

Age 21-25

❑    Breast exam
❑    Pelvic exam
❑    Pap test
❑    Gonorrhea and Chlamydia testing
❑    HIV and other STD testing if indicated

Age 26-29

❑    Breast exam
❑    Pelvic exam
❑    Pap test
❑    STD testing (including Gonorrhea and Chlamydia) if indicated

Age 30-39

❑    Breast exam
❑    Pelvic exam
❑    Pap test with HPV test. If both pap and HPV are negative and you are at low risk, the testing can be every 3 years rather than annually
❑    Mammogram if indicated based on family or personal history
❑    STD testing (including Gonorrhea and Chlamydia) if indicated

Age 40-49

❑    Breast exam
❑    Pelvic exam
❑    Pap test with HPV test. If both pap and HPV are negative and you are at low risk, the testing can be every 3 years rather than annually
❑    Mammogram
❑    Cholesterol screening every 5 years starting at age 45
❑    STD testing (including Gonorrhea and Chlamydia) if indicated

Age 50 and older

❑    Breast exam
❑    Pelvic exam
❑    Pap test with HPV test. If both pap and HPV are negative and you are at low risk, the testing can be every 3 years rather than annually
❑    Mammogram
❑    Cholesterol screening every 5 years
❑    Colorectal cancer screening every 5-10 years
❑    Thyroid hormone testing every 5 years
❑    Bone density screening every 2-3 years depending on risk factors
❑    STD testing (including Gonorrhea and Chlamydia) if indicated

 

Information provided by Dr. Margaret Keeling, OB/GYN at WellStar Kennestone Hospital. For more information, visit

www.KennestoneObGyn.org