I see...so medical science is only right when its convenient for you?
The USPSTF that issued the breast cancer recommendations was started in 1984, with its current members being put on over 7 years ago.
For the past 2 years the American College of Physicians And the National Research Center for Women & Families and their Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund have been advocating delaying mammograms until age 50.
You are also aware that a mammogram is an X-ray, and that over-exposure to ionizing radiation can increase your chances of developing cancer, right?
You know...the agency that issued the new pap smear recommendations is actually the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists...and that it doesn't include women who smoke, have multiple sexual partners, or are at risk for ovarian cancer.
The average age of cervical cancer diagnosis is 45. Therefore frequency should increase the closer you get to that number. When you're in your 20's it's fair to say that if you have a normal pap smear, there aren't going to be any significant changes within 2 years. As you get older, you become more at risk for cervical cancer, thus frequency increases.
This isn't new and it doesn't have anything to do with the government. They are recommendations based on a body of evidence.