If you are having sex, you should get a pap smear.
This is also called a cervical screening test.
A pap smear checks for signs of:
During the pap smear, you will need to lie down and take off your underwear.
The nurse or doctor will put a small tool into your vagina and take a sample.
They will then send the sample for testing.
You will usually find out the paper smear results in a few weeks.
If your results are normal, you might not need to have another test for 5 years.
Download the Being a Healthy Woman: Having a Pap Test fact sheet (PDF) to learn more about pap smears.