Reproductive Health

Information that you need to know!

Mammogram: Women

  • For the purpose of making sure a woman does not have breast cancer.
  • Women between the ages of 50-74 should get this exam.
  • Women should be checked every two years.

http://www.healthline.com/health/getting-physical-examination#Uses2

Pap Smear: Women

  • For the purpose of making sure a woman does not have cervical cancer. Also for the purpose of making sure her organ is working correctly.
  • Women should get this exam within three years of sexual activity or when they turn 21.
  • Women should get checked every three years.

http://www.healthline.com/health/getting-physical-examination#Uses2

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003911.htm

Testicular Exams: Men

  • For the purpose of making sure the testicles are normal.
  • Men can typically do this themselves by standing in front of a mirror.
  • It is recommended that men do this once a month after a shower or hot bath.
  • Men should get this exam starting at age 15.

http://www.healthline.com/health/getting-physical-examination#Uses2

http://www.brown.edu/Student_Services/Health_Services/Health_Education/mens_health/testicular_self_exams.php

Prostate Exam: Men

  • For the purpose of detecting prostate cancer.
  • Men should start getting screened at the age of 50.
  • Men should be screened every four years but are offered an exam each year.

http://www.webmd.com/prostate-cancer/guide/prostate-cancer-digital-rectal-exam

http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=24521