Cervical Cancer Screening

Who should have a Pap test for cervical cancer and how often?

All women who have ever had any sexual skin-to-skin contact need to have regular Pap tests starting at age 21. This includes intercourse, intimate touching or oral sexual contact.

Find out more

Talk to your doctor or nurse practitioner about how often you should have a Pap test. You can also take a minute to use the Time to Screen Tool to find out when it's the right time for you to get screened.

 

Do I still need a Pap test?

I feel healthy and have no symptoms

Yes

I have never had intimate sexual contact

No

I am no longer sexually active

Yes

I have only had one partner

Yes

I am in a same sex relationship

Yes

I have been through menopause

Yes

I have no family history of cervical cancer

Yes

I am under 21

No

 

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