I’m not sure about you, but the idea of a DIY at-home pap smear sounds like a really, really terrible idea. Like, on par with shooting up heroin or riding the subway barefoot. However, not everyone agrees with me. Recently, a British online pharmacy started selling an at-home pap smear that is specifically designed to test for the strains of HPV which cause cervical cancer. As you know, I’m totally on board with women monitoring their sexual health and finding out if they have HPV, but I think you should visit an actual medical professional. HPV is not something you should mess around with, and you don’t want get a false positive and freak yourself out. Plus, you can get a pap smear while also getting your regular annual exam, which is also a good idea.
- Wed, Mar 17 2010