Cervical Screening

Cervical screening

Women and anyone with a cervix between the ages of 25 and 64 should be invited for cervical screening at their GP surgery. Cervical screening does not test for cancer, but looks for human papilloma virus (HPV) which can cause changes in the cervix. If these changes are picked up early, they can be treated before cancer develops.

Some helpful information about cervical screening can be found on these sites:

Anyone between the ages of 25 and 64 with a cervix and who was assigned female at birth is eligible for cervical screening, but trans men and non-binary people may not be automatically called for screening if they are not registered as female with their GP.  The No Barriers service at 56 Dean Street in Soho provides screening appointments for trans men and non-binary people, who may not feel comfortable attending their GP practice.

No Barriers: https://dean.st/health-amp-wellbeing/trans-men-non-binary-cervical-smears/

Updated: 07/01/2021