Pap Test For Virgins

Question: Is it permissible for virgins to have a pap test or undergo cervical screening?

Answer:

Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

Dear questioner,

Thank you for your important question.

As long as a religious Muslim gynecologist says there is a medical need to do a pap test or undergo cervical screening, then it would be permissible whether or not one is a virgin.

This would also apply it is was requested by a non-Muslim doctor working under standard and well known medical guidelines. That is to say, not just their own personal medical opinion, but widespread medical practice.

Please also see:
https://seekersguidance.org/answers/hanafi-fiqh/does-a-woman-have-to-make-ghusl-after-getting-a-pap-smearpelvic-exam/
https://seekersguidance.org/answers/hanafi-fiqh/fiqh-of-females-seeking-medical-treatment/
https://seekersguidance.org/answers/shafii-fiqh/is-horse-riding-permissible-for-unmarried-women/

I pray this helps.

[Ustadh] Farid

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Farid Dingle has completed extensive years of study in the sciences of the Arabic language and the various Islamic Sciences. During his studies, he also earned a CIFE Certificate in Islamic Finance. Over the years he has developed a masterful ability to craft lessons that help non-Arabic speakers gain a deep understanding of the language. He currently teaches courses in the Arabic Language