In Georgia, do you have to have a pap smear to receive birth control at a health department?

Hello, I spoke with a

Hello, I spoke with a representative of the Walker County, Georgia Health Department and she reported to me that nurses in Georgia health departments can give three one-month packs of birth control pills but after that, the patient must make an appointment and come in for a pap smear before receiving more birth control pills. Condoms and a variety of other birth control methods are available in most pharmacies. Private physicians can also prescribe birth control pills or discuss other birth control options. I encourage you to have a physical exmaination prior to beginning sexual activity and using birth control. I hope this helps.

Lucy Boyd, RN, BSN


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