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Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:49 am
by JustJayne01
My daughter is a virgin, something which I am extremely proud of, and has been told that she has to have a smear test. She is adamant that she doesn't want anything "up there" when she has never had sex and the surgery insist that she must sign a declaration stating her reasons for not having one. From everything I have read and know, cervical cancer is more common in women who have had sex. She is right not to have one isn't she?

Re: Virgin

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:30 pm
by Mr. Hugh Byrne, MRCOG
The HPV virus that cause abnormal smears is spread by sexual contact, not just penetrative intercourse, so the situation should be reassessed with that in mind.