Australia has become the first country in the world to enable women and people born with a cervix to conduct their own screening for Human Papilloma Virus, in the hope it will encourage more women to get regular check ups.
But how exactly do you go about it yourself, and how can you be sure that you have done a good enough job to get an accurate test result?
The Quicky speaks to a gynaecologist and a cervical cancer expert to find out why this new measure has been introduced, and provide a friendly how-to guide for swabbing the inside of your own vagina.
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Host: Claire Murphy
With thanks to:
Elizabeth Ham - National Health Promotion Manager at the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation (ACCF)
Dr Elizabeth Farrell AM - Gynaecologist and Jean Hailes for Women’s Health Medical Director. The 10th annual Jean Hailes Women’s Health Week will run from 5-11 September 2022. It is the biggest week in Australia dedicated to good health and wellbeing for women, girls, and gender diverse people.
Producer: Claire Murphy
Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane
Audio Producer: Thom Lion
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