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Let’s talk about… smear tests and FGM

Categories: cervical screening | let's talk

Please be aware that this blog contains content that may be distressing to read.

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LLETZ? What to expect afterwards

Categories: cervical abnormalities | lletz

Around 220,000 women a year are diagnosed with a cervical abnormality.

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

Categories: cervical screening | let's talk

This blog was originally written for the LGBT Foundation

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Let’s talk about it…difficulty accessing a smear test appointment

Categories: cervical screening | let's talk

There are many reasons which can make attending smear tests difficult. Things such as fear, embarrassment, anxiety and a previous bad experience can all mean even taking the first step to book an appointment can be hard.

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Support Group closures

Categories: cervical cancer | support

A Jo’s survey in 2008 overwhelmingly showed that 98% women with cervical cancer wanted more person to person support and that their preferred choice of services were a 

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Let’s Talk about it…having a bad experience at a smear test

Categories: cervical screening | let's talk

If you have had a bad experience at a smear test, it can understandably have a negative impact on how you feel about going for a test in the future.

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Let’s talk about it… anxiety and smear tests

Categories: cervical screening | let's talk

While smear tests are not enjoyable, for many women they’re over in a few minutes and they can continue with their day, knowing that the job’s been ticked off. 

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It's about giving your head and body time to re-connect: Sex and intimacy after cervical cancer

Categories: cervical cancer | support

To be able to enjoy sex and intimacy, lots of things need to work together.

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Let’s talk about it… sometimes smear tests are painful

Categories: cervical screening | let's talk

For a lot of people, it’s a five minute appointment that may be slightly uncomfortable and embarrassing, but is over and done with quickly. But for others, smear tests aren’t just uncomfortable – they hurt and some women find them extremely painful.

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Let’s talk about it…smear tests after experiencing sexual violence

Categories: cervical screening | let's talk

As part of our new blog series "Let's talk about it" Louise Cadman, Research Nurse Consultant at Queen Mary University of London and on the Management Committee of the My Body Back Project, addresses some of the issues around having a smear test after experiencing sexual violence (***Trigger...

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