Today's case is not a diagnostic dilemma, but rather a patient education question. A 25 year old woman comes to your clinic because she is interested in starting combined oral contraceptives.
Challenge: Which of the following will she need before starting the pill: a breast exam, a pap smear, an STD screen? When should she start taking the pill? What are the contraindications to combined oral contraceptives?
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