WASHINGTON, DC -- Women should see their OB-GYN each year, even though yearly pap smears are no longer recommended for most patients.
That's according to new guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists released this week.
The doctors group advises women over 21 to get annual pelvic exams, as well as a breast exam, blood pressure, and weight check. Additionally, they recommend a screening for STDs.
The American Cancer Society says most women only need a pap smear every three years, if they have no symptoms of cervical cancer.