Article via Torontoist – Six years ago, Jessica Ching was working towards her master’s degree in industrial design at OCAD University. One day, while she and some of her female friends were chatting over coffee, the topic of Pap smears came up.
They all agreed it was uncomfortable and awkward. One of the women mentioned she’d been avoiding the test for years.
This was concerning to Ching. Even though the test is free in Ontario and potentially life-saving—it can detect abnormal cells that may lead to cervical cancer—she realized there are still barriers for some women that keep them from getting regular Pap tests and wanted to help people overcome these obstacles.