human papillomavirus (HPV)

Two-yearly Pap smears are being replaced with a five- yearly HPV test. We answer women’s important questions on the changes.

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Preconception and Pregnancy Health 

Pregnancy places many demands on a woman’s body. Ensuring you are as healthy as possible in the preconception period can help with conception, reduce the risk of issues arising during your pregnancy and assist your recovery from birth.

Q I have heard that in the near future women are only going to need to have Pap smears every five years. I am 33 and my Pap smear is overdue by about 12 months. Should I just leave it now and have it when the new program starts?

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