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You should have your first Pap smear three years after you start having sex or at age 21. Continue having a Pap smear once a year until you've had at least 3 normal ones. After this, you should have a Pap smear at least every 3 years, unless your health care provider thinks you need them more often. Keep having Pap smears throughout your life, even after you've gone through menopause.

Certain things put you at higher risk of Cervical cancer. Your doctor will consider these when recommending how often you should have a Pap smear.

If you're older than 65, talk with your doctor about how often you need a Pap smear. If you've been having Pap smears regularly and they've been negative, you may not need to keep having them.

The American Cancer Society recommends Pap smears on a yearly basis for women of child bearing age and as the previous answer states, older women and women who have had a hysterectomy may not need a pap as often but ask your health care provider for your own schedule.

The annual gynecological exam is still recommended, even though a Pap smear may not be part of that each year. You should start exams when you become sexually active or at age eighteen.

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