“For as long as I can remember, I’ve always gone in for my recommended annual Pap test aka Pap smear. It wasn’t until my last baby, which happened to be a girl, that I was told by my OB that the recommended screening had changed to every two years. That was two years ago. I recently went in for my annual physical and my family doctor advised me that it’s now every five years!
…changes to the guidelines could eliminate the Pap screening, leaving thousands of women vulnerable to undetected cervical issues. Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to my own body and women’s health! Right now, my daughter is two years old. There will come a time when she’s at the age for these screenings and I’ll want her to have the same screenings that have benefited me because early detection is so important in reducing potential issues.”