When Should You Get Your First Pap Smear?

Some young women may be surprised to learn Pap smears aren’t just for those who are sexually active. The purpose of a Pap smear is to collect cells from the cervix and screen for abnormal cells. How can a Pap smear help protect you? Abnormal cells, often resulting from exposure to the human papillomavirus (HPV), … Continued

What Happens at a Gynecology Appointment?

Anticipating your first gynecology appointment may do a number on your nerves­—we get it. Rest assured, at Adriatica Women’s Health it is a quick, straightforward procedure that is essential for maintaining your overall health. If you are sexually active or 18 years of age or older you should make annual gynecology appointments a priority. They … Continued