My great grandmother died of cervical cancer when I was 14 years old. Growing up, I remember having conversations with my mom, my aunties, and my grandmother about the importance of women’s health and that we should get examined. After I was diagnosed with HPV, I learned that black women are the second most likely demographic to develop cervical cancer. My health is very important to me and I do all of my gynecological exams. Women in their 20’s must get their Pap tests because cervical cancer affects young women too.
All Age Access to the Pap
Nivea lost her great grandmother to cervical cancer and has confronted cervical health challenges herself, so she knows firsthand how crucial it is for all people with a cervix, no matter their age, to have access to the Pap test.