This information is for you if you are trans (transgender), non-binary or gender-diverse.
If you are a family member, friend or health professional you may also find this information helpful.
Information in this section will help you understand which screening tests you can have and when. It will also help you decide whether to take part or not.
If you live in Wales, screening programmes will invite you based on your:
People are invited based on how they are registered with the GP, for example registered as male, female or something else (for example ‘non-specified’)
Your risk of certain conditions can depend on the sex you were assigned at birth. For example if you were assigned male at birth, you are six times more likely to have an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm than someone who was assigned female at birth.
Based on the registered gender marker, some people may be automatically invited for screening that they do not need. For example if you are registered with your GP as female, you will be invited to make an appointment for cervical screening. If you do not have a cervix, you do not need to attend.
Based on the registered gender marker, some people may not be automatically invited but are recommended to consider attending. For example, if you are not registered with your GP as female, you will not be invited for breast screening even though you might have breasts.
If you think you should have been invited for a screening test, contact your GP or visit the contact us pages of the programme. They will be able to tell you how to get the tests you need.
The following information will tell you which screening tests you:
We understand that you might be worried about taking part in screening. You may want to talk to somebody you trust for example friends, family or a health professional.
If you have any questions on any of the screening programmes visit the programme website.
It is important that everyone is treated with dignity and respect when taking part in screening. We would like to hear from you if:
Everything you tell us will be treated in the strictest confidence.
Check out the screening feedback pages as there may be opportunities for you to get involved in the future.
For more information or advice, visit the following websites: