Helpful information about cervical health is available here.
- Understanding Cervical Changes: A Health Guide: From the National Cancer Institute
What is a PAP Smear?
I’m going to let you in on a little secret: getting a gynecological exam is probably the easiest medical appointment you’ll ever have. No needles, no drills, no stinging eye drops — just some questions and an exam that’s over before you know it. So cast aside those unwarranted fears of specula, “stirrups,” and cold hands, and listen up — here’s what you need to know: