Relax and follow these simple steps

Women are advised to take a vaginal swab to test for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, trichomonas, and mycoplasma genitalium. 

Taking a vaginal swab is usually quick and simple for most people. 

  • Give yourself enough time, so you’re relaxed. 
Step one
  • Find a position that is comfortable for you. It can help to put one foot on a chair or the toilet seat, as if inserting a tampon.

  • Hold the swab about 5mm from the top and insert into your vagina.

Step two
  • Twist the swab around, 5 or 10 times, making sure you touch the sides of your vagina.

  • Gently remove and pop the swab into its tube.

If taking a vaginal swab would be difficult for you, you can request a urine test instead, but urine tests are not as accurate as vaginal swabs in picking up STIs in women.

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