Women with learning disabilities in Swindon missing vital cervical screenings – Swindon Advertiser

A student looks a matter under a microscope. May 2008. PA Photo : David Davies.

 
Women with learning disabilities in Swindon and Wiltshire are missing out on getting a vital cervical screening, figures suggest.

Cervical cancer charity Jo’s Trust says a lack of accessible information for people with disabilities and awareness among some healthcare professionals are just some of the potential reasons fuelling low uptake nationally.

Women aged 25 to 49 are invited for screening every three years, while those aged 50 to 64 receive invitations every five years.

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