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Who Should Get Screened?

Anyone with a cervix, including women and transgender people, between the ages of 25 and 69 should be screened for cervical cancer every three years. Cervical cancer screening (Pap test) can stop at age 69 if your results have always been normal. Ask your health care provider if you should still be tested.

You should still screen regularly for cervical cancer if:

  • You’ve been through menopause;
  • You've ever been sexually active, even if you are not sexually active right now;
  • You’ve had the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine; or,
  •  You’re in a same-sex relationship.
You do not need to screen for cervical cancer if:

  • You've had your cervix removed for any reason (such as total hysterectomy or gender-affirming surgeries).
To book your next Pap test, contact your health care provider or a medical clinic.


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