Population targeted by the screening
All women who are sexually active or were in the past.
Sexual activities include all types of genital contact, with or without vaginal penetration, with male or female partners.
At what age should screening begin?
The recommended age to begin screening is 21.
However, screening can be delayed for women who have not yet had sexual activity at this age. Exceptionally and based on the clinical context, screening may begin earlier, for example, among immunodepressed young women.
How often should one have a screening test?
The recommended interval between screening tests is two to three years.
At what age should screening be stopped?
Among women who have had screening tests regularly, screening may cease at the age of 65 if the results of the last two tests conducted in the previous 10 years were neg…
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