I have just joined this forum, I am Jess and I am 17. I get private medical insurance through my mum’s job and she has arranged for me to have a private smear and well woman check tomorrow through her insurance. Half of me wants this done so I know I am in good health, half of me is filled with dread/fear/embarrassment.
She said she had her first smear when she was 16 and three months after going on the pill. Are we being over cautious or is it really necessary to have it done so young (I have been on the pill since I was 15)?
All the info I have had from Bupa covers a lot of what it says on here about preparing for the test. I have to bring my dressing gown from home and have been told I will be with them for about 30 minutes. Any advice gratefully received, if I don’t get it done tomorrow I wont be mid cycle for another month and 6th form starts again on Monday.