“For the health of everyone with a cervix, the Pap test should be a part of a routine wellness screening regardless of gender or sexual orientation.
For me, this is so so so very important because I was diagnosed with HPV as a teenager and luckily for me, I was diagnosed with one of the MANY different types that go away on their own after a Pap test and cervical biopsy.
…if it weren’t for the Pap test I had as a teenager, I could’ve potentially gone through my life without even being aware of the virus I had. I also feel that it’s so important to make Pap tests available to everyone regardless of their insurance status, sexual orientation… etc. because a Pap potentially saved my life. It can save yours too.”