Rēine finds camaraderie and comfort discussing women’s health concerns with her group of friends, and she’s prepared to pass those conversations on to her own daughter when the time is right. Rēine is lifting her voice to ensure that her daughter has access to the life-saving Pap test in the future, just as she and her friends have access to it today.

“My own circle of female friends share their own experiences with me from abnormal Pap test results to concerns of various diseases. These private conversations made me think of my own responsibility as a mother, and how one day I will need to educate my own daughter in the future on how to protect herself by understanding the importance of women’s health, her own body, and making sure she knows the importance of Pap testing. There are proposed changes to the guidelines that could eliminate the Pap test and leave women at high risk for undiagnosed disease, and I am sharing my voice as I want to protect our rights as women to have access to these tests to protect our health and bodies. My personal health and body is a priority to me, and I want to do what I can to ensure my own wellness but also to set a good example to my daughter that caring about your body, and getting regular Pap testing is VERY important as it is a form of the greatest selfcare.”

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#ad – As a woman, and most importantly as a single mother with a daughter, I feel it is imperative for women to set an to example for our daughters and all women to understand and prioritize women’s health. I am a strong advocate that all women should have access to Pap testing. The Pap test has been leading the fight against cervical cancer for decades. Before introduction of the screening, cervical cancer was the #1 cancer killer of women. Now, it’s #14. The ability to have access to Pap tests (also known as Pap smears) can be lifesaving for precancerous and cancerous cells. In my own circle, female friends shared their own experiences with me, from abnormal Pap test results to concerns of various diseases. These private conversations made me think of my own responsibility as a mother, and how one day I will need to educate my own daughter on how to protect herself by understanding the importance of women's health, her own body, and Pap testing. There are proposed changes to the guidelines that could reduce access to the Pap test and leave women at a high risk for undiagnosed disease. I am sharing my voice as I want to protect our rights as women to have access to these tests to protect our health and bodies. My personal health and body are a priority to me. I also want to show my daughter that caring about your body, and getting regular Pap testing is VERY important, as it is a form of self care and health prioritization. Go to protectthepap.com for more information. #PTP #womenshealth #preventativehealth #papsmear #stayinghealthy #hpvtest #HPV #cervicalcancerscreening #cervicalcancer Paid for by Protect the Pap.

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