Did you know lesbian and bisexual women are at risk of cervical cancer?
Getting a cervical screen (or smear) may not be high on your to do list but making time could save your life!
This week is Cervical Screening Awareness Week (CSAW) and The Lesbian & Gay Foundation are highlighting the need for all lesbian and bisexual women to attend cervical screening. CSAW, 10 – 16 June, is a UK wide initiative lead by Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust.
The week aims to highlight the importance of cervical screening and how attending for regular screens can help prevent cervical cancer. The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) which causes cervical cancer can be passed on during sex with male or female partners. Cervical screening saves 4,500 women’s lives each year.
So if you're aged between 25-64, identify as lesbian or bisexual and have a cervix – then you ARE at risk and need to go for regular cervical screening tests (smear tests).
Visit http://www.lgf.org.uk/screening for more information.