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What should I be doing?

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:20 pm
by KatySmith96
I am a 22 year old female, in good(ish) health. I haven't really done anything in regards to my sexual health/ gynaecological health since uni. I'm on the contraceptive patch and have been since I was 16. Not looking to have any children anytime soon. Should I have a gynocolgist or any of those sorts of check ups?
Thanks in advance.

Re: What should I be doing?

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:54 am
by Dr Heather Currie
If you feel well, the patch suits you ok and there is no irregular bleeding, then nothing else would be required as a check up. Use of condoms reduces risk of Sexually Transmitted infections and could be used as well as contraceptive patch.
You will be called for for a cervical smear at age of 25 which is recommended.
Otherwise just report if any concerns.