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The following are preventive services recommended by the American Academy of Family Physicians for adult women:


Ages 18 and up:

  • Accidental injury counseling

  • Screening and counseling for alcohol misuse

  • Screening for cervical cancer

  • Screening for chlamydia

  • Screening for congenital rubella syndrome

  • Counseling regarding benefits and risks of aspirin use to avoid coronary heart disease

  • Screening for depression

  • Screening for high blood pressure

  • Screening for obesity by measuring height and weight

  • Intensive counseling and behavioral interventions to promote sustained weight loss for obese adults

  • Counseling to maintain adequate calcium intake to prevent osteoporosis

  • Advice regarding physical activity

  • Counseling for parents who smoke regarding harmful effects of smoking on children's health

  • Counseling regarding the risks for STD's and how to prevent them

  • Screening for tobacco use and provide tobacco cessation interventions


Age 40 and up:

  • All of the above

  • Screening mammography every 1-2 years


Age 45 and up:

  • All of the above

  • Screening for high cholesterol


Age 50 and up:

  • All of the above

  • Screening for colorectal cancer


Age 60 and up:

  • All of the above

  • Screening for women at risk for fractures


Age 65 and up:

  • All of the above

  • Screening and counseling for hearing difficulties

  • Screening for osteoporosis

  • Screening for visual difficulties


Preventive screenings and exams are individualized for each patient according to their needs.  Additional screenings and counseling may be necessary according to risk factors.

Preventive services for adult women

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