Who is eligible for cervical screening in Maternal and Child Health Centre?
Cervical smears are for healthy women. Changes in the cervix can happen without any symptoms or pain. These changes need to be treated before cancer develops. No matter you are single or married, women who have ever had sexual experience and are aged between 25 and 64 should have regular cervical smears. If you are over 64 years old and have never had a cervical smear; or you are unsure whether you had taken any cervical smear before, you should talk to your doctor about having one. Even if you no longer have periods, have not had sexual experience for many years or had sterilization, you should still have a cervical smear. Women who have had total hysterectomy done (surgical removal of the entire uterus) or who have never had sexual experience do not need cervical screening. If you are not certain, please consult your doctor. If you are under 25 and had sexual experience, you should seek medical advice from your doctor.