Cervical cancer is more common in younger women, with around 3,200 people diagnosed in the UK each year. It develops in the lining of the cervix – the lower part of the womb – and the main symptom is unusual or unexplained vaginal bleeding.
Dr Alison Berner and team asked 140 trans men and non-binary people to share their past experiences and attitudes towards cervical screening.
Last year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced their plans to create a global strategy to accelerate the elimination of cervical cancer as a public health problem.
Cervical cancer rates in Britain halved between the late 1980s and mid-2000s – but new CRUK figures warn that progress has since been stalling and stagnating.
The social stigmas and myths surrounding the human papilloma virus (HPV) could make women anxious, putting them off cervical screening
Testing for HPV infection as the first step in analysing cervical screening samples is practical and more sensitive than the current programme
More than 150,000 cervical screening samples were waiting to be tested by NHS laboratories across England last year, according to a report.
Cervical cancer rates are predicted to fall following the introduction of HPV primary screening this year.
A new cervical cancer test is big news this week. The science behind the headlines is exciting, but it’s a long way from being used in cervical screening.