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Women ages 18-35

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Check the guidelines listed here to find out about important screening tests for women. Keep in mind that these are guidelines only. Your doctor or nurse will personalize the timing of the screening …

Check the guidelines listed here to find out about important screening tests for women. Keep in mind that these are guidelines only. Your doctor or nurse will personalize the timing of the screening tests you need based on many factors. Ask your doctor or nurse if you don't understand why a certain test is recommended for you. Check with your insurance plan to find out which tests are covered. 


Where do these guidelines come from?
The screening guidelines listed here are recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). The USPSTF is a group of non-Federal experts in prevention (stopping disease before it starts). USPSTF recommendations are evidence-based. This means that science supports USPSTF screening guidelines. The USPSTF is made up of primary care providers (such as internists, pediatricians, family physicians, gynecologists/obstetricians, nurses, and health behavior specialists).

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  • 1. http://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=604Fitango EducationHealth TopicsWomen ages 18-35
  • 2. 1OverviewCheck the guidelines listed here to find out aboutimportant screening tests for women. Keep inmind that these are guidelines only. Your doctor ornurse will personalize the timing of the screeningtests you need based on many factors. Ask yourdoctor or nurse if you dont understand why acertain test is recommended for you. Check withyour insurance plan to find out which tests arecovered.
  • 3. 2Overview**Where do these guidelines come from?**The screening guidelines listed here arerecommended by the U.S. Preventive Services TaskForce (USPSTF). The USPSTF is a group of non-Federal experts in prevention (stopping diseasebefore it starts). USPSTF recommendations areevidence-based. This means that science supportsUSPSTF screening guidelines. The USPSTF is madeup of primary care providers (such as internists,pediatricians, family physicians,gynecologists/obstetricians, nurses, and healthbehavior specialists).
  • 4. 3Screening Tests**Blood pressure testGet tested at least every 2 years if you have normalblood pressure (lower than 120/80).Get tested once a year if you have blood pressurebetween 120/80 and 139/89.
  • 5. 4Screening Tests**Blood pressure testDiscuss treatment with your doctor or nurse if youhave blood pressure 140/90 or higher.**Cervical Cancer Screening**Get a Pap test every 3 years if you are 21 or older,have had vaginal sex, and have a cervix.
  • 6. 5Screening Tests**Chlamydia Test**Get tested for chlamydia yearly through age 24 ifyou are sexually active or pregnant.Age 25 and older, get tested for chlamydia if youare at increased risk, pregnant or not pregnant.
  • 7. 6Screening Tests**Cholesterol Test**Starting at age 20, get a cholesterol test regularly ifyou are at increased risk for heart disease.Ask your doctor or nurse how often you need yourcholesterol tested.
  • 8. 7Screening Tests**Diabetes Screening**Get screened for diabetes if your blood pressure ishigher than 135/80 or if you take medicine for highblood pressure.
  • 9. 8Screening Tests**Gonorrhea Test**Get tested for gonorrhea if you are sexually activeand at increased risk, pregnant or not pregnant.
  • 10. 9Screening Tests**HIV Test**Get tested if you are at increased risk for HIV.Discuss your risk with your doctor or nurse.All pregnant women need to be tested for HIV.
  • 11. 10Screening Tests**Syphilis Test**Get tested for syphilis if you are at increased risk orpregnant.
  • 12. 11VaccinesMost vaccines are given early in childhood, butcollege students and young adults need certainimmunizations, too. These vaccines are specificallyrecommended for young adults ages 19-24:-- Meningococcal conjugate vaccine protectsagainst bacterial meningitis and may be requiredfor some college freshmen or other students livingin dorm.
  • 13. 12Vaccines-- Tdap vaccine protects against tetanus,diphtheria, and pertussis, or whooping cough.-- HPV vaccine protects against the humanpapillomavirus (HPV), which causes most cases ofcervical and anal cancers, as well as genital warts.-- Seasonal flu vaccine
  • 14. 13Vaccines-- If you are leaving the country to study abroad orgo on school break, you may need certain vaccinesbefore you travel – find out which vaccines youmay need before you leave. Find out whichvaccines you may need by taking this quiz.Learn what vaccines your state college oruniversity may require
  • 15. 14VaccinesIf you are entering or enlisting in the ArmedServices, you may be required to receive certainvaccines. Read more about vaccines for servicemembers.

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