Should transgender men have cervical screening tests?

Transgender men (transsexuals who have changed their gender from female to male) who have had a total hysterectomy do not need to have cervical screening tests.

Transgender men who still have a cervix will be invited for regular cervical screenings every three years unless they decide to opt out.

Read more information on transgender health.

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Transgender: Jay's story

Jay describes his transition from female to male. He talks about the expert help he received, his relationship with Lani and how he feels now.

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