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To Pap or not to Pap?

There are many terms used to identify the many generations active in today’s society and it’s hard to keep track of them all. No matter where you fall, we’ve got you covered! We care for all the generations.

  • THE GREATEST GENERATION
    • Born between 1901-1926
    • Age 94+ (in 2020)
  • THE SILENT GENERATION or Traditionalists
    • Born 1945 and before
    • Age 75-94 (in 2020)
  • THE BABY BOOMERS
    • Born between 1946 and 1964
    • Age 56-74 (in 2020)
  • GEN X
    • Born between 1965 and 1980
    • Age 40-55 (in 2020)
  • XENNIALS (NEWER TERM)
    • Born between 1977 and 1983
  • GEN Y OR THE MILLENNIALS
    • Born between 1981 and 2000
    • Age 20-39(in 2020)
  • CENTENNIALS – NEWER TERM
    • Born between 1995 and 2008
  • GEN Z, POST-MILLENNIALS OR IGEN
    • Born between 2001 and 2020
      age 1-18 (in 2020)

If you try to simplify a little here is what you may come up with:

  • Gen Z, iGen, or Centennials: Born 1996 – TBD
  • Millennials or Gen Y: Born 1977 – 1995
  • Generation X: Born 1965 – 1976
  • Baby Boomers: Born 1946 – 1964
  • Traditionalists or Silent Generation: Born 1945 and before

Each generation has varying economical, cultural and health needs. Your gynecologist can help you sort out what screening or wellness tests are needed based on your health history and age. An annual wellness examination is suggested for all ladies! Pap smears, mammograms, sexually transmitted infection testing, colon screening, bone density testing, immunizations, etc. standards vary widely. We follow the guidelines outlined by our governing body, The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG). Don’t worry we will help you figure it out. Much of your health maintenance information is securely recorded in your electronic health record and accessible to all your providers. Make sure you are up to date with your testing! See your doctor every year.

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