Fox News reports that the Canadian Cancer Society offers advice on its website for trans women about guidance for screening for cervical cancer. The institution states that some trans women who have had “bottom surgery to create a vagina and possibly a cervix” might have at least a slight risk of potentially developing cervical cancer because they now have a cervix. The risk to them remains low compared to the general public, but they are not without risk in this situation, and it is worth noting that fact. The entry is found on the organization’s website, and it has some wondering why they are going so far out of their way to address an issue that such a small percentage of the population faces. Fox News reports that the website reads: “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, to get cervical cancer, you need to have a cervix — that is, the organ that connects the vagina to the uterus.” [tweet_embed]March 18, 2023[/tweet_embed] It also continued by saying: “If, however, you’re a trans woman who has had bottom surgery to create a vagina (vaginoplasty) and possibly a cervix, there’s a very small risk that you can develop cancer in the tissues of your neo-vagina or neo-cervix.” Finally, the website added: “The risk depends on the type of surgery you had, the type of tissue used to create your vagina and cervix and your personal health history. Talk to your healthcare provider to determine your specific cancer-screening needs as part of your overall pelvic health following surgery.” The guide also recommended that medical professionals show compassion toward transgender patients who might have experienced transphobia in their lives. The website claims: “It can be difficult to prioritize cancer screening, especially when there’s not a lot of information about cervical cancer risks for trans women. You may also be concerned about things like experiencing transphobia during the screening process.” This is worth checking out for yourself if you would like, as it remains on the website now.