Trans men (individuals who have changed gender from female to male) who have had a total hysterectomy do not need to have cervical screening tests.
Cervical screening checks the health of cells in the cervix. Detecting and removing abnormal cervical cells can prevent cervical cancer.
Cervical screening is available every three years at ages 25 to 49, and every five years at ages 50 to 64.
Trans men who still have a cervix are entitled to have cervical screening. If you are:
- a trans man registered with your doctor as female, you will receive invitations for cervical screening between the ages of 25 and 64
- a trans man registered with your doctor as male, you remain eligible for screening but will not receive automatic invitations. You will need to request screening appointments at your doctor's practice
You can ask your doctor to remove you from the cervical screening list if:
- you no longer have a cervix, but still receive invitations to screening
- you still have a cervix, but no longer want to have screening.