We strongly recommend that all women, regardless of their sexual orientation, participate in the cervical screening programme that starts at the age of 25 and ends at 65. Smears can be done by our nurses or doctors. Results are sent to you directly within 2 weeks.
Try not to put off cervical screening. It's one of the best ways to protect yourself from cervical cancer.
Further help and support
For more information and support about going for cervical screening, results and treatment, you can contact Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust by:
Support for people with a learning disability
Support for LGBT people
- the LGBT Foundation has information and support about cervical screening for LGBT people
- GOV.UK has leaflets on cervical screening for lesbian and bisexual women and cervical screening for trans and non-binary people
Support for people with vulval pain
- the Vulval Pain Society has information about cervical screening if you have any kind of vulval pain, such as vaginismus
Support after sexual violence
If you have experienced sexual violence, you may find the idea of cervical screening very difficult.
The My Body Back Project gives support after sexual violence by running:
- screening clinics for people who have experienced sexual violence
- tips and tricks workshops about cervical screening
Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust has information, advice and support about cervical screening after sexual violence.
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