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How to Get a Free Pap Smear

By October 7, 2009

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Thanks to federal programs, no woman in the U.S. has to go without having a regular Pap smear. The National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program provides free or low cost Pap smears to eligible women across the country. Through this program, uninsured and impoverished women can receive Pap smears at local clinics and doctor's offices.

Where to Get a Free Pap in Your State

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  • Comments
    January 8, 2009 at 9:38 am
    (1) Treat Cancer says:

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    September 14, 2010 at 11:41 am
    (2) Amy says:

    These programs and useless unless you are under the right conditions. I had a hysterectomy 4 years ago due to early cervical cancer from HPV. I was told to have a pap smear each year to keep a check on it. I also NOW am only 39. I have since lost my insurance and dont qualify for any of their programs. I am under 40 so I cant get any benefits and I dont have any plumbing so I dont fall into the family planning program. So I just have to sit here and HOPE nothing is wrong unless I can come up with 350 dollars to go to a gyno JUSt for a pap smear.

    March 18, 2011 at 12:17 pm
    (3) Allison says:

    I know how those of you out there that feel the programs aren’t right for you feel. This is stupid that the criteria is for woman 40 and over, myself and a friend being in our 20′s and previous cervical cancer patients. I cannot get a free pap smear in Michigan. I am in debt with no insurance, but this state would rather see me dead or seriously in debt than prevent future cancer risks. I am pissed.

    November 27, 2012 at 5:17 pm
    (4) Treena says:

    Nothing in Colorado apparently! The “Womens Wellness Connection” only serves women forty and over. The “Colorado Cancer Control Initiative” phone # is disconnected, the website is non-existant, and there is no other information about any new numbers, websites, or addresses. It seems that women’s essential reproductive health services are only important for women who are middle-aged and older, yet as women, from the time we start puberty it is hammered into our heads about going to the GYNO EVERY year for the rest of our lives or until our GYN says we don’t need to anymore. It also is pushed for us to get on birth control pretty much most of our lives, and the HPV vaccine is usually pressed as well. So if the medical world wants women to start doing things from the time we start menstrating onward, they need to start providing low-income, poor, unemployed, and uninsured women A LOT MORE FREE or VERY low-cost programs and clinics that will help us do that, and not just for women our mother’s ages and older. Besides that, most women , by the time they reach the age of forty and older, have stable and gainful jobs as well as good health insurance. They also usually have a decent savings account, and a spouse they can rely on for those things if they don’t have it for themselves. It is women in their twenties and thirties who are still trying to establish their lives, start careers, finish their education, move out on their own, getting married, just starting to make a family,and only beginning to get insurance benefits and start making enough money to actually save, that usually need the assistance and help GYNO care and birth control.

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