Previously women were encouraged to have the Pap Test from the age of 18, so the change to age 25 may seem confusing and even unsafe.

Cervical cancer is rare in women under the age of 25 and the introduction of the HPV vaccine has been an effective means of protecting women against some of the leading causes of cervical cancer.

Here we answer your questions about what the Cervical Screening Test means for young women under the age of 25.