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Meghan Herring, Support Services Officer

Let’s talk about it…smear tests for lesbian, gay and bisexual women

Posted on: Wednesday, 13th June 2018 by

This blog was originally written for the LGBT Foundation

According to the LGBT Foundation, 17.8% of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) women of eligible screening age (25 to 64) have never been for cervical screening.

Cervical screening (often called a smear test), prevents up to 75% of cervical cancers developing and not attending is actually the biggest risk factor to developing cervical cancer.