This condition has also been called a cervical eversion, and sometimes cervical erosion, although this last term is misleading, as it implies that the lining of the cervix has been “eroded” or worn away which isn't correct.
A cervical ectropion is a red or raw-looking area on the outer surface of the cervix (neck of the womb). It's a common and harmless condition, and it's not linked to cervical cancer.
It happens when the cells which line the inside of the cervix are sitting on the outer surface of the cervix. The inner cells are mucus-producing and are more delicate, so they appear red.