Pap smear screening rate low among lesbians

Researchers who surveyed more than 1000 lesbians found the main reasons for not getting screened were because the women didn’t have a physician or a physician referral.

The researchers also found that women who were open with their primary care doctors and gynaecologists about their sexual orientation were up to three times more likely to be screened.

“If these women [lesbians] aren’t screened, they are at increased risk of getting this type of cancer by missing

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