What about vaccination?

Since September 2008 all girls aged 12-13 (school year 8) have been offered  vaccination against the two most common types of high risk HPV. The vaccine could prevent 7 out of 10 cases of cervical cancer in future.

However, it is possible to develop cell changes despite having had the vaccine. Women who have been vaccinated should still have their smear tests when invited.

More information on the vaccine is available here