“I remembered my mom’s words as I made sure to help my dad in scheduling appointments for the clinic’s female patients to get their Paps. Having the privilege to participate in a campaign like #ProtectThePap reminds [me] not only of the importance of the Pap smear but of how many women are neglecting themselves by trying to avoid a tedious exam. I encourage you all to think twice, as the decision makers of our bodies we deserve to give ourselves the utmost care regardless of the type of exams we may have to undergo.”
Passing Down the Pap Experience
Isabel spent some time working at her dad’s clinic when she was young. During that time, the clinic was actively working to raise awareness of the importance of the Pap test, and Isabel’s mom shared with her information on her own Pap experience and reinforced the lifesaving value of the test.