I find it interesting how many people don’t seem to understand that if you have no symptoms, have never had sexual contact of any sort, have no *intention* of having sex either, and don’t have a family history of cancer…there’s really no point in this. I’ve made it to 28 dodging the dreaded female doctor on this, and battled with MANY doctors about this very point, but no doctor can *force* you to have an exam. They can “strongly recommend”, but by law, no one can force you, and if they do, that’s illegal. (There’s always a risk of losing health insurance benefits though, so…this may be more important to you. For those of us with no insurance anyway, it’s a win-win to avoid it.) If you look at ANY other country in the world and their standards of practice for the regularity of when they conduct these exams? Many countries will not even think of forcing these on a virgin, they conduct the exam only once every several years (in some countries it’s every 3, some it’s every 5)…..and yet they have far lower instances of women with reproductive cancer. Hmmmmm. Sorry, but no matter what anyone tries to force down my throat as necessary, I’m not going to blindly follow like a sheep just because society has come to accept it as the way things are and falsely believe that zomg, without these exams, our reproductive organs are ticking time bombs waiting to kill us all! No. You’re smart people and you know better than that. And especially if you’re one of the handful of people who’ve never had any sort of intimate contact whatsoever, not even kissing, the odds of you contacting to virus that causes cervical cancer? Basically zero. (Although, trying to get a doctor to believe you that you’ve never had any sort of sexual contact in your life, whatsoever, is its own battle and they usually try and accuse you of lying, because apparently in their minds, it’s physically impossible for a person to exist who has zero interest in that shit and is repulsed even by the thought of it. What even ever. It’s every bit in your rights as a patient to up and leave if they don’t respect your rights.