6 tips for a comfortable Pap smear experience

It is essential to clearly visualise the cervix when taking a Pap smear – and this requirement will continue with the changes to the cervical screening program in 2017 with the switch from Pap tests to primary HPV screening.

Tips for providing a comfortable experience for women and locating the cervix:

  1. If using a metal speculum, rinse in warm running water (remember to check the temperature on your