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.
When trans men with a cervix will be invited for cervical screening
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.
Video: cervical screening for transgender men
This video explains what to expect when undergoing cervical screening if you are a transgender man.
Media review due: 26 September 2022
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
Page last reviewed: 4 March 2019
Next review due: 4 March 2022