Posts tagged “cervical cancer”

Cervical cancer charity describes home testing as a ‘game-changer’

March 26th, 2019
Cervical cancer charity describes home testing as a ‘game-changer’

Cervical cancer charity, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, has described home testing kits as a ‘game-changer’. Under a new pilot scheme, which is due to launch in parts of North and East London in the autumn, women will be able to carry out tests for the HPV (human papilloma virus) at home. HPV is linked to […]

NHS England confirms new HPV test for cervical cancer

July 5th, 2016
NHS England confirms new HPV test for cervical cancer

NHS England has confirmed that a new HPV (human papilloma virus) test for cervical cancer will be made available following a successful pilot scheme. Under the new programme, women who are invited to attend cervical screening will be provided with an HPV test in addition to a smear test. Previously, the HPV test was only […]

Women Over 50 are Avoiding Smear Tests, Survey Shows

June 14th, 2016

A cervical cancer charity has issued a warning after figures showed a significant number of women over 50 are missing routine smear tests. Over a third of women aged over 50 have delayed or missed their routine cervical screening test according to Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust. In a survey of 1,000 women aged over 50, […]

Anti Abortion Attacks Could Massively Increase Unwanted Pregnancy Rates

May 5th, 2011
Anti Abortion Attacks Could Massively Increase Unwanted Pregnancy Rates

Anti Abortion Attacks Could Massively Increase Unwanted Pregnancy Rates That’s the opinion of the Guttmacher Institute in America. The latter is a well respected organisation that advises on sexual health matters. The Institute warns that there could be as many as 973,000 unplanned pregnancies if Republican anti abortionists get their way and ensure organisations like […]

Federal Health Care Law Good For Women

February 24th, 2011
Federal Health Care Law Good For Women

With the debate about President Obama’s health care reforms still continuing, it has been pointed out by some professionals that the bill is good for women; repealing it would only cause harm. The experts point out that without this new law, women could be denied any health insurance coverage if they forced to have a […]

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