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Why Aren't More Women Getting Smear Tests?

GynaeHealthUK’s statistics, shared with Refinery29, show that 30% of women aged 25-39 find the overall experience of a smear test painful.

A combination of factors – on top of fear of pain – put women off of pursuing medical advice.

Cervical cancer, in 99.9% of cases, is caused by HPV, an infection that most people – men and women – will contract at some point in their lives, via sexual contact.

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