Cervical screening update
Routine cervical screening now commences at 25. The National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) has developed a diagram for women younger than 25 to help them determine when they are due for a routine screening. The diagram can be found here.
If women at any age experience symptoms such as unusual bleeding, discharge, or pain during sex, they should speak directly with their healthcare provider as soon as possible.
In 2015-2016 55% of women aged 20-69 participated in cervical screening. However studies suggest that overall participation in cervical screening is 18% lower for Indigenous women than for non-Indigenous women.