The Canadian Cancer Society is advising men it describes as “trans women” who have had “bottom surgery” to discuss cervical cancer screenings with their doctors while acknowledging that men do not have cervixes.
Men with a “neo-cervix” or “neo-vagina” created via surgery have “a very small risk” of developing cancers in these tissues, claimed the Canadian charity in a section titled “As a trans woman, do I need to get screened for cervical cancer?”:
If you’re a trans woman, you may not have given much thought to Pap tests and cervical cancer. And if you haven’t, that makes a fair amount of sense. After all, in order to get cervical cancer, you need to have a cervix — that is, the organ that connects the vagina to the uterus.
If you’re a trans woman and have not had bottom surgery, you aren’t at risk for cervical cancer.
If, however, you’re a…