Cervical screening: lesbian and bisexual women

Advice on cervical screening for lesbian and bisexual women.



Anyone aged 25 to 64 with a cervix is eligible for cervical screening.

This guidance is for lesbian and bisexual women, and includes information on:

  • what screening does
  • where to go for cervical screening
  • what to do if you are told you do not need to be screened
  • cervical cancer symptoms

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

Published 1 September 2009
Last updated 19 January 2021 + show all updates
  1. Content reviewed and statistical information updated December 2020.

  2. First published.