Do I need to have a pelvic exam to get birth control?
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You do not need a pelvic exam to get most types of birth control, but there are a few exceptions:
IUDs (intrauterine devices)—A pelvic exam is done before the IUD is placed in the uterus.
Diaphragms and cervical caps—A pelvic exam is needed to measure the size of device you need.
See Pelvic Exams to learn what to expect during the exam.
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Published: December 2020
Last reviewed: December 2020
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