UK raises age for cervical screening

The UK has raised its cervical cancer screening age to 25, as the Australian Government continues reviewing whether to follow suit.

Previously, women in Scotland and Wales were first invited to screening at age 20, while women in England and Northern Ireland received their invitation at 25.

However, after re-examining the evidence, the National Screening Committee has recommended that 25 should be the starting age for women in all parts of the UK.

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