Michelle Keegan showered with praise for sharing video of her cervical smear test
Michelle Keegan vlogged her smear test to prove there's nothing to be worried about
From the age of 25, women in the UK are invited by the NHS to come for a cervical screening - otherwise known as a smear test. These screenings are important, because they can detect any changes to the cells in your cervix, allowing doctors to be aware of any pre-cancerous cells before the disease has a chance to start properly developing. In this way, it can save your life.
The problem is, so many womendon'tgo for their smear tests. Research conducted by Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust revealed that this is often for a number of reasons, one of the most common being that women feel too embarrassed about their vaginas to attend.
But actually, there's nothing to be embarrassed about. If women could realise just how quick, painless and judgment-free cervical screenings are, there's far more chance that they'll go. Which is exactly why actress Michelle Keegan made a video about how it felt to go for her smear test; to convince her followers that it's really not a big deal, or anything indeed to be scared of.
Filming herself in the car on the way home from her cervical screening, Michelle said to camera: "So, smear's been done. I was in the room five minutes, on the bed for two.
"It was really quick, really easy. It wasn't painful at all, just a little bit uncomfortable," theMy Girlactress said.
"I know it can be daunting going for a smear, but these doctors and nurses do it every single day," she reassured her followers. "So ladies, I'm urging you to book in your smear.
Video: What Happens During A Smear Test? | Channel Mum
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