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 This is a Public Cervix Announcement!

Did you know the cervical cancer screening rates amongst LGBTI people with a cervix are much lower than our non LGBTI peers? 1 in 5 people Victorians with a cervix who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, same sex attracted, transgender, or who have an intersex variation have never had a pap test (the previous cervical cancer screening method)

That’s where the P{ublic Cervix Announcement comes in. This campaign produced by the Cancer Council Victoria in partnership with Thorne Harbour Health aims to debunk myths around who needs to get screened for cervical cancer.

Michael talks with Rachel Cook – Thorne Harbour Health’s Women’s Health Project Lead about the campaign and how new screening methods may improve health outcomes for LGBTI people with a cervix.

Aram Hosie chats on the phone about being the trans-masculine representation in the campaign and how in reaching our diverse range of LGBTI people with a cervix, visibility is so important.

www.cervicalscreening.org.au/LGBTIQ 

www.cancer.org.au

 

This show, Episode #647 originally aired Thursday 22nd November 2018.

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About the author: Michael

 

Michael is a Health Educator at Thorne Harbour Health (formerly the Victorian AIDS Council), working in the Sexually Adventurous Men (SAM) Project and it's Down an' Dirty campaign.

- Michael is a producer, co-host and podcast editor for Well, Well, Well @ 8pm Thursday nights on JOY discussing sex, health, and well-being in our LGBTI communities.
joy.org.au/wellwellwell

- Michael is a producer, co-host and podcast editor for Hide and Seek @ 9pm Wednesday nights on JOY discussing gay men's sex!
joy.org.au/hideandseek

Michael is also a PrEP advocate with PAN [PrEPaccessNOW], and enjoys a well made negroni.

 

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