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Old 09-06-2013, 08:01 PM
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:20 PM
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In a lot of places in North America, they essentially just do it to force testing for cervical cancer and STIs before giving you the pill.

It's silly. I have no issues getting a preventative routine pap/gyno exam every few years, but to have to get one to get contraception is stupid IMO.
It's ridiculous. I mean... I wasn't even initially prescribed bc even for the birth control part.

I think a papsmear every few years would be enough.

Anyways, rescheduled my appt for the 18th. Kind of annoyed but whatever.
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Old 09-06-2013, 09:07 PM
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Oh, and no haggle pricing? I don't like that. At all. I got a way better price on the ones that do 'haggle'.
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Old 09-06-2013, 10:12 PM
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In a lot of places in North America, they essentially just do it to force testing for cervical cancer and STIs before giving you the pill.

It's silly. I have no issues getting a preventative routine pap/gyno exam every few years, but to have to get one to get contraception is stupid IMO.
This is what I noticed too and after my pap smear last year they did a biopsy on me because they thought I had cervical cancer. The doctor who did it asked why I had the Pap smear to begin with (and mine don't even check for STDs!) and said that there was definitely no cancer, I was normal, and American doctors were crazy for telling me I needed one before birth control. So he said to come back to him every few years and he'd write me the script in the mean time.

So I guess there are doctors out there who don't require it.. Just have to look around! I'm glad I stumbled upon this guy. Haha.
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Old 09-06-2013, 10:25 PM
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This is what I noticed too and after my pap smear last year they did a biopsy on me because they thought I had cervical cancer. The doctor who did it asked why I had the Pap smear to begin with (and mine don't even check for STDs!) and said that there was definitely no cancer, I was normal, and American doctors were crazy for telling me I needed one before birth control. So he said to come back to him every few years and he'd write me the script in the mean time.

So I guess there are doctors out there who don't require it.. Just have to look around! I'm glad I stumbled upon this guy. Haha.
Oddly enough, I just went to a new doctor and he said they don't require a pap until you're at least 21. He just talked to me and answered my questions, basically. Then he gave me a script for a year's worth of BC. I'm sure I'll need one next year, since I'll be 21 but he didn't seem like the type to want one done every year, unless there was a reason.

I also know several who just send in a new script at the year mark, instead of having the patient come in. They prefer them to come in, but not all require it.
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:09 PM
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I'd Much rather deal with going in for a pap smear every few years than cancer. Just sayin'.
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:13 PM
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I'd Much rather deal with going in for a pap smear every few years than cancer. Just sayin'.
Pap smears don't prevent cancer. If you're going to get cancer, you're going to get it regardless of whether you get pap smears every year. Pap smears just screen for it.
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:19 PM
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Pap smears don't prevent cancer. If you're going to get cancer, you're going to get it regardless of whether you get pap smears every year. Pap smears just screen for it.
Yes but catching early is very important
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:20 PM
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Pap smears don't prevent cancer. If you're going to get cancer, you're going to get it regardless of whether you get pap smears every year. Pap smears just screen for it.
Right, but screening for it means something that isn't treatable after...two years, could be after one year.
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:21 PM
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Mine still insists on yearly pelvic even if no pap is done. Ugh.


The pap is supposed to catch abnormal cells early so you can be treated. No test=not finding out until way to late.
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