Pap Smear Tests
A pap smear (or cervical smear test) is a way to check on the health of your cervix. Marie Stopes South Africa offers accessible pap smear tests to all women across the country. From first-time pap smear tests to return visits, our pap smear test services are available at all our centers nationwide.
Why Get a Pap Smear
Not only can a pap test detect sexually transmitted infections (STIs), it’s also a quick and simple means of screening for early warning signs that cervical cancer might develop in the future.
If abnormal cells are noticed during your pap test they can be closely observed and/or treated to prevent cancer from developing. A pap test also allows you to touch base with your healthcare provider around any infections or discomfort you may be experiencing.
Marie Stopes has 14 centres across South Africa, to make an appointment for a pap smear book online or call us on 0800 11 77 85. If it’s your first time having a pap smear or you have some questions on why getting a pap test is important, check out our Frequently Asked Questions in this section.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any more questions or queries on the pap smear process.