Women are encouraged to start getting Pap smears at the age of 21 or within 3 years of becoming sexually active. Pap smears are used to find any abnormal cells in the cervix, thereby increasing chances for early detection and treatment of cervical cancer.
A problem with having or sustaining an erection is referred to as Erectile Dysfunction (ED). Men with ED are unable to have satisfactory penetrative sexual intercourse. Studies suggest about 40 percent of men over the age of 40 suffer from some form of ED. Remedial measures are readily available, and men should not shy away from seeking help.
Blood group typing in pregnancy is important for various reasons. Standard blood groups are A, B, AB or O. Each group is additionally labelled either positive (+) or negative (-), which denotes what is called Rhesus factor. The Rhesus factor is a marker on the red blood cells, and majority of people have this factor and are labelled Rhesus positive. However, about one in every ten people are Rhesus negative.