I attended my first cervical smear after sexual abuse: here's what happened.

I attended my first cervical smear after sexual abuse: here's what happened.

For the longest time I was ashamed to talk about smear tests and especially afraid to admit that I hadn’t been yet and the reason why: I was sexually abused in an intimate relationship and the thought of being vulnerable, exposed and not in control of my own body was so scary that it crippled me.

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