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New Cervical Screening Campaign for the LGBTIQ Community

12 February 2018

ACON, an LGBTIQ health organisation, has recently launched a new campaign called The Inner Circle for LGBTIQ people with a cervix. The Inner Circle aims to build awareness and increase participation in the new National Cervical Screening Program that came into effect in December 2017.

A 2014 survey found that 20% of lesbian, bisexual and queer women in Sydney had never had a Pap test. In addition, people with transgender experience can face significant issues relating to cervical screening and reported postponing or avoiding screening out of fear of discrimination.

The campaign includes digital, social and direct community engagement, as well as outdoor placements in key sites across Sydney, and posters are available for general practices to order featuring a diversity of people with a cervix. To order posters email regionaloutreach@acon.org.au.

More information is available on the ACON website and at www.theinnercircle.org.au.
 

 

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