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That's just fucked up. Whether you're a virgin or not, cancer is always something you need to check for, and your mom is a douche for not taking you. I hope you at least got there to get your test done.

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First you get a 12 pack of Pabst Beer, and torpedo them. Then if you wind up naked in the front yard you know your Pabst Beer was normal, and you can get in to Gyna Colleges!

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#1- First you get a 12 pack of Pabst Beer and torpedo them. If you wake up naked in the front yard, then you passed the test, and your Pabst Beer is normal and you can go to Gyna Colleges!

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#1- A Pabst test is when you torpedo a bunch of Pabst Beer and wind up naked in the front yard. You passed, and your Pabst Beer is normal. Now you can go to Gyna Colleges! (Yay!)

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#1- First you torpedo a bunch of Pabst Beer. If you wind up naked in the front yard you passed, and your Pabst Beer is normal. Now you can go to Gyna Colleges! (Yay!)

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#1- 1st you torpedo some Pabst Beer. If you wind up naked in the front yard you passed the Pabst test, and your Pabst Beer is normal. Now you can get in to Gyna Colleges. (Yay!)

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A Pap Test, or Pap Smear, is a terrifying experience for all women aged 18 to 70 that have ever been sexually active. You have to get one a couple of years after you first become sexually active, and then you have to get one roughly every three years after that. Basically, they pry open the walls of the vagina with a speculum so that they can see the cervix, and then they shove a spatula or a brush up there to take a swab. They then test the cells for any abnormalities that might lead to cervica

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You're actually able to get Pap tests done before you turn 18 (where I'm from anyways) and they are not only for people who are sexually active nor do they only test for cervical cancer. They can also test for STDs and STIs as well

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35, I do not find it "terrifying". I'm sure I was pretty nervous the first time around. And I've had some very inconsiderate and rough doctors make a specific appointment quite uncomfortable, even painful. For the most part though, my experience has been very different from your explanation. I certainly don't ENJOY having a pap smear, but it's just a procedure that has to be done and my doctor is quite gentle. He even heats the tools and gels and whatnot, and I appreciate that for su

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39, I'm sure it's not that terrifying. The first time around I'm sure it's nerve wracking, but I know it's most likely not terrifying. I was just trying to convey some facts to a (presumed) male in a semi-humorous manner, hence exaggerated verbs such as "shove" and "pry". Sorry if I offended anyone, and I'm also sorry to hear that some of your experiences have been less than ideal.

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36, Oh I see, that's quite interesting. I'm sure the guidelines vary across countries. Here in Australia, the Cancer Council recommends that "all women who have ever had sex should have a regular Pap test every two years from the ages of 18-20 to 70 years". They believe that since cervical cancer is so rare in those under 20, there's no need to start screening until you reach that rough age bracket or above. I honestly think it all depends on the person and the circumstances, but these

That's just fucked up. Whether you're a virgin or not, cancer is always something you need to check for, and your mom is a douche for not taking you. I hope you at least got there to get your test done.

Well, being optimistic when it's hard to be, find any silver linings possible. Like, for example, now you won't feel obliged to pay for to live comfortably in her old age. You can just let her rot off the welfare system :)

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Of course you need cervical smear it's to test for cancer and abnormalities you don't need to have had sex your doctor is wrong

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I think it depends on the place and the specific doctor. In my country and according to my doctor, pap tests start 3yrs after a girl becomes sexually active, or at the age of 21 even if they haven't engaged in sexual activity and are still virgins, basically it's whatever comes first. Better safe than sorry, you can get cancer at any age.

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If i got a pap smear done 3 tears after being sexually active i would have needed one at 16? Its not even covered by insurance until you're 21 here.

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Which is exactly why I said "in my country," to show it wouldn't be like this everywhere. Also, what do you mean by "here," because I live in Canada, where we have healthcare so tests like these are covered, but in the US, no, they may not be covered, but they still cost anywhere from $50-$200. Which for me is a lot better than the hundreds of thousands of dollars potentially needed to spend on cancer treatment, plus the immense pain. And so what if you would have been gettin

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My doc said you should start having paps once you start having periods. idk what the "rules" are though. My mom started taking me when I was 10 or 12 because he said that (I started menstruation at 10).

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That's bs, and your doctor is an ignorant bitch. Pap tests can be used to tell if you have cervical cancer. And regardless of if you needed one or not, she didn't need to be so rude.

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I think you read the FML wrong. The OP's mother is the one being an ignorant bitch here. It says nothing about the doctor, only that the OP was going to one to get the pap test.

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Also I find it amusing that people are downvoting me just because I misread it. Nice to know no one understands that human beings make simple mistakes sometimes.

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Ironically, I think the reason we're all downvoting you is because of the rudeness you displayed in your comment.

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