I was diagnosed with endometriosis at 19. Every month, immobilizing cramps forced me to call in from school and work. Since my diagnosis, I’ve been able to manage my pain and slow the tissue buildup, however, future generations’ health is on the line. Restricting those under 25 from receiving pap smears may cause pre-existing conditions to go undetected and untreated. Recent guideline changes unnecessarily put people at risk of infertility, cervical cancer, and even death. Reproductive care should be accessible and free for all. So take advantage of Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and get your Pap today!