Some women who have a history of sexual assault may be reminded of the experience by gynaecological procedures such as the Cervical Screening Test, and may avoid regular cervical screening.

Some women who choose not to have a doctor or nurse collect the Cervical Screening Test, may be eligible to take the sample themselves. This is called a self-collected Cervical Screening Test. Speak to your doctor or health professional to find out if you are eligible.