There’s no need to fear the Pap test, just ask Kate, who was lucky enough to have her first Pap exam conducted by the awesome Dr. Brown. Kate knows it’s important to ensure that every woman has the opportunity to be taken care of the way Dr. Brown took care of her.

I’m 29 years old, and I’m due for a Pap test. A whip-smart doctor from New York administered my first one when I was 26. Her name was Dr. Brown, and she did an expert job making me feel comfortable and understood. She did the test in-office and everything was covered by my health insurance.

With the success it has had at preventing cervical cancer from being the number one deadliest cancer-related threat to women, officials should be making it MORE accessible, not less.