A clinical breast exam is recommended every three years for women in
their 20s and 30s, and after 40 the American Cancer Society
recommends a clinical breast exam every year. Pap tests and pelvic
exams should start about three years after becoming sexually active,
but no later than age 21, and then every one or two years. Both of
these exams are part of the continuum of care at Planned Parenthood
for every woman. To set up an appointment, call (217) 735-4231.
Planned Parenthood will accept most insurance and Medicaid, but no
one is turned away because of income. Teens are welcome and are
encouraged to come with Mom and meet the staff.
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On Monday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., every woman who comes to the
Lincoln Health Center at 109 Third St. for an annual exam will
receive free emergency contraception and a coupon to give to a
friend or family member for an additional dose. This concentrated
dose of regular birth control may be used within five days of
unprotected sex to prevent conception.
Parenthood of East Central Illinois]
for National Women's Health Week
Logan County Health Department will offer free
women's health screenings