Do I need to have a pelvic exam when switching birth control methods?

Question: When switching to a different type of birth control,(I’m currently on the shot) must I have to get an exam done?
Answer:  The answer depends on whether you are an active patient with Family Planning, what your age is, when your last pelvic exam was done and if you have any pelvic pain or concerns.  Either way, I would suggest that you call Family Planning, schedule an appointment and discuss your situation with our medical staff.