Being a woman of color, unfortunately, comes with its own health disparities and possibly experiencing negligence when it comes to healthcare so the importance of finding a doctor who understands my needs especially when it comes to an OB/GYN. It took me three tries to find one, but for me, health concerns dealing with my reproductive health feels so personal so having an OB/GYN of color that I can trust is very important. If I can find one, you can too! And finding one that cares about your reproductive health and encourages the HPV and Pap co-test is vital. 94% of OB/GYNs say the Pap test is an effective tool for managing the risk of cervical cancer and 91% believe co-testing is essential for patients’ health.