8 Important Health Appointments Not to Skip in Your 20s and 30s

 By age 21, you should get a tetanus vaccine to avoid severe 'lockjaw' from bacteria-ridden metals or other objects. Dr. Darby recommends an HPV vaccine to prevent cervical and anal malignancies.


She's witnessed an increase in chlamydia, gonorrhoea, herpes, and syphilis in young adults. "Young people are more interested and willing to try.

STI Screening

Gynecologists are experts in vaginal, menstrual, and sexual health. They may go further than a primary care doctor into your queries regarding female health

Gynecological Exam

Malignant melanomas have increased in the U.S. in the previous 30 years, causing one death each hour. Malignant melanomas risk increases by 75% for those who use tanning beds before age 35

Dermatological Exam

"Now is the time to create a healthy dental regimen," says Robert Raimondi, DDS, a prosthodontist at One Manhattan Dental specialised in veneers, crowns, and implants.

Dental Exam

Importance: The USPSTF recommends a diabetic test at age 35. "This will test for Type 1, which is autoimmune and represented by a complete lack of insulin 

Diabetes Screening

"The 20s are a time of big transition, including living away from home and paying bills, figuring out a future career, and discovering what you need in relationships

Therapy or Mental Health Counseling

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