Most women look forward to their annual pelvic examination and Pap smear as much as most men look forward to their visit with “Dr. Jellyfinger” for a prostate check. Now there is good news for women who have been avoiding medical care because of their aversion to the embarrassment or discomfort of this annual ritual. New screening guidelines have made the annual Pap smear a thing of the past.
According to the latest U.S. Preventive Services Taskforce Guidelines on routine pap screening for women at low and average risk include the following: