Average risk asymptomatic women in Ontario, Canada.
Intended Guideline Users
Family physicians, other primary care providers, and gynecology specialists involved in screening women for cervical cancer and its precursors.
In Ontario, in the context of an organized cervical screening program:
- What is the optimal primary cervical screening method (i.e., human papillomavirus [HPV] DNA testing and/or cytology testing)?
In average risk, asymptomatic women:
- What is the most appropriate age for the initiation of cervical screening?
- What is the optimal interval between cervical screenings?
- What is the most appropriate age for the cessation of cervical screening?