Cervical smears (or 'cancer smears') are recommended for all woman between the ages of 20 and 70 years of age once they have had sex.
Free smears are available for:
- Maori/Pacific/Asian women, and
- Women over 30 years who have not had a smear for five years, and
- Women over 30 years who have never had a smear, and
- Women who live in a Quintile 5 area.