Patients can be seen by Texas Children's experts in
Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.
If results are abnormal, a doctor may recommend:
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends young women have their first Pap test at 21 years of age.
If a woman was sexually active before age 18, or has special risk factors such as HIV or immune problems, a doctor may recommend earlier or more frequent Pap tests.
Regular Pap tests can help prevent most types of cervical cancer by finding and treating precancerous cells early.