As women, one of the most frightening realities we face is the loss of control over our own bodies and health. We should always have a say in the decisions being made about our health, but new changes to healthcare guidelines suggest that the Pap smear, the pre-cancer screening test, should no longer be a part of many women’s gynecological exam.

Personally, my yearly screenings give me the greatest sense of security in my physical health. I’m able to live my life to a better and fuller extent knowing that my health and the health of all the important women in my life are not at risk.

Everyone deserves access to this potentially life-saving test and our health shouldn’t be up for debate.

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#ad Let’s talk about women’s health! As women, one of the most frightening realities we face is the loss of control over our own bodies and health. We should always have a say in the decisions being made about our health, but new changes to healthcare guidelines suggest that the Pap smear, the pre-cancer screening test, should no longer be a part of many women’s gynecological exam. The Pap is a regular and life-saving preventative care measurement that helps detect cervical cancer and safeguards our reproductive health. Before the onset of regular Pap screenings, Cervical Cancer was the #1 cancer killer for women and today it’s #14 thanks to the test. Personally, my yearly screenings give me the greatest sense of security in my physical health. I’m able to live my life to a better and fuller extent knowing that my health and the health of all the important women in my life are not at risk. Everyone deserves access to this potentially life-saving test and our health shouldn’t be up for debate. That’s why I firmly believe we need to #ProtectthePap Paid for by Protect the Pap

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