Do doctors need a confidence boost to offer self-sampling for HPV tests?

New figures show woefully low uptake, cervical screening experts say

The uptake of self-swabbing for HPV screening is poorly utilised in Australia with fewer than 1% of eligible women doing it, new figures show.

As the Federal Health Department considers expanding self-collection to all women to boost screening rates, data show fewer than 6000 women overdue for screening have completed a self-collected test.

But there’s an estimated one million women who could be eligible, reveal screening experts in a letter to the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA).

The letter,