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Cervical screening: colposcopy

A leaflet to send to women referred for colposcopy, after an abnormal cervical screening result.

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Cervical screening: having a colposcopy

Cervical screening: having a colposcopy (Arabic)

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Cervical screening: having a colposcopy (Bengali)

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Cervical screening: having a colposcopy (Simplified Chinese)

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Cervical screening: having a colposcopy (Traditional Chinese)

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Cervical screening: having a colposcopy (French)

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Cervical screening: having a colposcopy (Gujarati)

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Cervical screening: having a colposcopy (Polish)

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Cervical screening: having a colposcopy (Portuguese)

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Cervical screening: having a colposcopy (Punjabi)

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Cervical screening: having a colposcopy (Urdu)

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Details

This leaflet explains the colposcopy examination. It includes information about:

  • the reasons for needing a colposcopy
  • having a colposcopy
  • what happens afterwards
  • what happens if treatment is needed

Free printed copies of this leaflet are provided for the cervical screening call and recall service to send with letters to people referred for colposcopy.

You can view a PDF of the printed leaflet on the APS online ordering portal (requires login).

Translations of this leaflet are available in 10 languages to download or print as required.

Contact the PHE Screening helpdesk with any queries about this publication, making sure you include its full title.

Published 1 January 2008
Last updated 15 January 2020 + show all updates
  1. Removed outdated version of leaflet.

  2. Added language translations of the leaflet for Arabic, Bengali, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu.

  3. Updated with new version of leaflet.

  4. Updated leaflet.

  5. First published.