For the Reproductive System
What is Reproductive Health?
A mammogram is an x-ray picture of the breast. They are used to check for breast cancer in women who have no signs or symptoms of the disease. Mammograms are usually not recommended until women are 40 years or older. Women should continue to get mammograms every 2 years.
A pap smear is a medical test that helps doctors figure out if there are any problems with a girl's cervix. They can identify infections and other problems in the cervix. Teen girls don't need to get a pap smear unless recommended by a doctor. However, once a girl turns 21 they should start getting pap smears every 3 years.
The testicular self-examination (TSE) is an easy way for guys to check their own testicles to make sure there isn't anything unusual like lumps or bumps, which can be the first sign of testicular cancer. Testicular cancer is rare in teenage guys, it is the most common cancer in males between 15 and 35. It's important to do one of these tests once a month.
A prostate exam is a test to look for signs of prostate cancer. A normal PSA test is recommended between the ages of 40 and 70 years old. The frequency of PSA testing will depend on the test results of your first PSA.