Culturally and linguistically diverse women
Women from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds are thought to be less likely to have regular Pap tests. Facing a multitude of barriers, many newly-arrived women are not informed about cervical cancer and are unaware of how to navigate the health system in Australia.
It is very important that all culturally and linguistically diverse women who have ever been sexually active have Pap tests every two years between the ages of 18 and 70.
Information about Pap tests and preventing cervical cancer in languages other than English is available by searching our resource centre.
Visit our online Pap test provider directory to find a clinic that speaks your language.