An annual well-woman exam allows your gynecologist to check your reproductive health. Even if you are not sexually active, a well woman exam has many other benefits, including screening for cancer and checking for abnormalities in your reproductive system. If you are sexually active and have questions about birth control or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), this is the perfect place to ask them.
A well woman exam typically includes a physical exam, pelvic exam, pap smear, and breast exam.
This is the same general overview of your health that you’ll get if you visit a general medicine practitioner. It includes measurements of height, weight, and blood pressure, plus questions about your medical history, diet, lifestyle, and anything else relevant to your reproductive health.