“Did you know that 1 in 5 cervical cancer cases are missed with HPV primary testing? But, by choosing 2 tests – the Pap+HPV co-test – instead of just the HPV test, people with cervixes have the best possible chance of early detection. As an Adenomyosis patient, I’m always concerned about the health of my reproductive system. I think that, for people with cervixes, it can be tough to speak up about wellness & learn how to take care of ourselves – there’s so much stigma around it! I’ve had incredible growth in realizing there’s no shame in talking about cervical health, uterine health – any of it. And I’d love for others to feel the same way.”
Stop the Stigma: Spreading Awareness about Cervical Health
The stigmatization of women’s health has made it incredibly difficult for many individuals with a cervix to get the preventitive screenings that they need. In fact, many women may not know that cervical cancer can be easily detected and treated with the combined PAP + HPV Co-test! Sara hopes to stop the stigma and to start spreading awareness about cervical health.