Cervical Screening Australian Practitioner Directory
If you're planning to book in for a cervical screening soon, we understand the first time booking can be confronting and finding a doctor you feel comfortable with and trust is paramount. We've reached out to our community to find out who they have tried and tested and had a positive experience with during their cervical screening. When an LGBTQIA+ person has visited the GP and felt safe, we have listed that.
If you have a doctor you'd like to add to our practitioner directory, please fill in this form and help us grow the directory. Please only recommend doctors you have personally had a cervical screening with to ensure the accuracy of our directory. The form accepts recommendations for period health practitioners as we collaborate with Tsuno to promote period health practitioners on their website.
Using the directory is of course free, but if you can, please support Get Papped by purchasing something from our store to assist with website running fees.
The Australian Medical Board recommends that anyone with a cervix should have a cervical screening at 25 years old unless they experience abnormal symptoms before. You should have a cervical screening every five years if your results return normal until you are 74 years of age.
Symptoms to look out for are:
vaginal bleeding between periods
menstrual bleeding that is longer or heavier than usual
bleeding after intercourse
pain during intercourse
unusual vaginal discharge
vaginal bleeding after menopause.
Source: Cancer Council.
If you have questions or concerns, please speak with your doctor.