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WKU Health Services : Women's Health

Women's Health Services

A full-time Women's and Adult Health nurse practitioner is available to provide gynecological services. As a patient, you may decide which provider you want to visit for your services. All sexually active women should have an annual gynecological (gyn) exam. According to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologist (ACOG), women should have their first pap smear at age 21. After age 30, talk with your provider about the frequency of follow-up visits.


  • Annual exams
  • Birth control (contraceptives) prescriptions
  • Breast exam and breast self-exam instructions
  • Clinical breast exam and breast self-exam instructions
  • Contraceptive counseling
  • HPV Gardasil vaccine
  • Nexplanon contraceptive
  • Menstrual concerns (cramps, irregular bleeding, PMS, etc.)
  • Pap smears and routine pelvic exams
  • Plan B (emergency contraception)
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Sexual health education
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Vaginal infections

When you schedule an appointment please be specific about your signs and symptoms so we can schedule you with the appropriate provider. Please schedule all routine annual exams at least two weeks in advance.

 Last Modified 7/22/13