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Should trans men have cervical screening tests?

When trans men with a cervix will be invited for cervical screening

Trans men who have had a total hysterectomy to remove their cervix do not need cervical screening.

Trans men who still have a cervix should have cervical screening to help prevent cervical cancer.

If you're a trans man registered with your GP as female, you'll receive invitations for cervical screening:

  • every 3 years at ages 25 to 49
  • every 5 years at ages 50 to 64

If you're a trans man registered with a GP as male, you will not receive automatic invitations. You can still have cervical screening. You'll need to ask your GP practice for an appointment.

How to stop being invited for cervical screening

Contact your GP to ask to be taken off their cervical screening list if:

  • you no longer have a cervix, but still receive invitations to screening
  • you still have a cervix, but you do not want to be invited for screening

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