Reproductive Health Preventive Care

By: Colton Hammond

Check Ups

Mammograms, pap smears, testicular exams, and prostate exams, are all ways to get a check up. They help see if you have any major diseases such as breast cancer

Mammogram: a mammogram is used for women and helps to try and find breast cancer in the breast. These should be done very 2 years between the ages of 50 and 74, although they can be done for likely if the patient desires.

Pap Smears: pap smears are for women to see if they have problems with their crevices they should get these when ever they turn 21 or sexual activity starts and once you get your first one after every 3 years.

Testicular Exams: a testicular exam is used for men they check the testicles for lumps any weird bumps or signs of testicular cancer you should self exam once every month and if you notice any problems go see a doctor.

Prostate Exams: Men should get prostate exams by a doctor they help to see if you have prostate cancer you should get these every year after the age of 40 or 45.

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