The national cervical cancer screening program
All women from the age of 30 up to and including 60 receive an invite to take part in the national cervical cancer screening program.
The national cervical cancer screening program has been being running since 1976. Thanks to this initiative, cervical cancer, or a pre-cancerous state that leads to cervical cancer is more often found earlier. Because of this, around 100-150 fewer women die each year from cervical cancer.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding:
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, there is no point having a cervical smear. The best thing to do is to have a smear taken six months after you have given birth / six months after stopping breastfeeding.
You can find more information at: www.uitstrijkje.nl