Women in Their 20s: Keep Tomorrow Healthy (Video)

Why screenings and tests are important now

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Holly L. Thacker, MD, talks about the tests and screenings you need in your 20s to protect your health now and for the future. At 21, you should get the first of your Pap smear screenings. Up to age 25, it’s important to get an annual test for chlamydia and gonorrhea, even if you don’t have any symptoms, to protect your future fertility. Your 20s is also the time for you to get the HPV vaccine if you haven’t already, and to take protection against meningitis.

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Speaking of Women’s Health


Holly L. Thacker, MD

Holly L. Thacker, MD, Director of the Center for Specialized Women's Health and Executive Director of Speaking of Women’s Health, is nationally known for her leadership in women's health.
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