“For the health of everyone with a cervix, the Pap test should be a part of a routine wellness screening no matter what community they are a part of or what their income level happens to be.

I had a brief period between jobs where I was denied coverage for a Pap smear, because my insurance ended. I was young and it slipped my mind to reschedule when my new insurance kicked in. Gratefully, all was well when I eventually screened. But, there are many women who are unemployed that do not have access.”