Reproductive Health

Destiny

Mammograms

  • Mammograms are used to check for breast cancer in women who have no signs or symptoms of the disease. You should go every one or two years for a mammogram
  • Mammograms are for women
  • You should start having regular mammograms at age 40
  • You should go every one or two years for a mammogram
http://www.stopcancerfund.org/p-breast-cancer/2012-update-when-should-women-start-regular-mammograms-40-50-and-how-often-is-regular/

Why Should Women Start Regular Mammograms

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/breast/mammograms-fact-sheet Mammaograms

Pap Smears

  • Pap smear is a medical test that helps doctors figure out if there are any problems with a girl's cervix
  • Pap smears can identify infections and other problems, including abnormal cells that may develop into cancer if they are not treated
  • Women should get pap smears
  • Once the girl turn 21 she should start getting pap smears
  • Women should get a pap smear test every 3 years. Some women might need to get tested more often, though. So you should ask your doctor.
http://kidshealth.org/teen/sexual_health/girls/pap-smears.html
Pap Smears

Testicular Exams

  • Checks for unusual lumps in test, indication for testicular cancer
  • Only in men
  • Start getting examined age 15
  • Important to examine yourself or get examined every month
http://kidshealth.org/teen/sexual_health/guys/tse.html

Testicular Exams

Prostate Exam

  • Tests for prostate cancer
  • Only in men
  • Suggested to be tested between ages 40-75
  • Examination frequency depends on PSA levels which are prostate- (specific antigen levels)
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/prostate-cancer/in-depth/prostate-cancer/art-20048087

Prostate Exam