Prevention Guidelines for Women 18–39
Here are the screening tests and immunizations that most women ages 18 to 39 need. This plan does not include recommendations for pregnancy. Although you and your health care provider may decide that a different schedule is best for you, this plan can guide your discussion.
*According to the ACS, women ages 20 to 39 years should have a clinical breast exam as part of their routine health exam every 3 years, and breast self-exams are an option for women starting in their 20s.
**Exceptions may exist; please discuss with your health care provider
1Recommendation from the American Academy of Ophthalmology
2For complete list, see the CDC website
3For complete list, see the CDC website
4People ages 19 to 21 years and who are first-year college students or have one of several medical conditions
5For complete list, see the CDC website
Other guidelines are from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Immunization schedule from the CDC