This video explains what to expect when undergoing cervical screening if you are a transgender man.
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So the NHS recommends that everyone with a cervix should have a regular smear test.That means if you're a trans man who has not had his cervix removed then you should have one too.When you go through the transition process it's important to discuss cervicalsmears with your GP or healthcare providers.One of the items we use is a speculum. It's a plastic instrument that is inserted inside and opened slightly toallow us to see the neck of the uterus which is the cervix. A small amount ofwater based lubricant can be applied to the speculum to help make theexamination more comfortable. A plastic device called a cervix broom is used to removea small number of cells from the cervix. This is then placed into the samplingpot to be taken away for investigation. So as part of the smear test the doctor or nursewill ask you to remove all the clothing from the lower half of your body.Some people might want to choose the gender of the person doing the test.This is not always possible.Remember if you are feeling a bit uncomfortable with the personwho is going to do the test you can ask for a chaperon in the room whilst you have the procedure.It could be useful to discuss things with your healthcare provider before the appointmentYou might be able to talk to them about language which would make you feel morecomfortable or ask questions about the environment.If your test is normal, there's nothing to worry about you'll just be invited back for your next smear testin either three or five years depending on your age. If there is an abnormality they mayjust want to monitor you so bring you back in six months or a year to do the testagain or they want to do a more in-depth investigation called colposcopywhich is where they use another test to looka bit more closer at your cells in your cervix.Trans men who are registered as male at their GP practice may not beautomatically called for screening soyou might want to discuss this with your GP as well.For more information or support please visit your local GP or practice nurseYou can also find out more at your local Family Planning Clinic