Anyone with a vagina - cervical screening campaign

Discussion in 'News and Current Affairs' started by LinchPin, 29 Jun 2019.

  1. marinyork

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    Related to that idea, in theory there should be mileage in testing for HPV in a two stage process instead of invasive smear test. Got told by someone that idea was being investigated. No idea where it's at, anyone know? Perhaps with further drops as the HPV vaccinated population ages maybe it'll mature/come about.
     
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  2. Julia9054

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    Yes. Primary HPV testing to be rolled out across England next year
     
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  3. marinyork

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    That's cool. In the meantime these videos talking about it were good.
     
  4. Woman. The word we're tiptoeing around is 'woman' . Meanwhile transwomen are insisting on having access to NHS cervical smear tests.
     
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  5. Julia9054

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    Most women have cervixes. Some trans men have cervixes. Some non binary people have cervixes.
    I assume you do not have a cervix. Why does it bother you what language is used to persuade those who have cervixes being encouraged to go for smear tests?
     
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  6. slowmotion

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    Surely there must be people with a vagina who don't have a cervix?
     
  7. Julia9054

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    Which is why i said most women. If you have had a total hysterectomy, you do not have a cervix. If you have had a total hysterectomy you do not need a smear test.
     
  8. slowmotion

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    So why use the possession of a vagina as a reason for having a smear test?
     
  9. Julia9054

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    It's a campaign and a catchy way of attracting people. Everyone knows what a vagina is. I bet there are adults who don't know what a cervix is - even those who have them.
     
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  10. slowmotion

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    Fair point. Is there going to be campaign " Do you have a dick? Get your prostate checked!"
     
  11. Julia9054

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    https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwjatueq1I_jAhVWD2MBHUIgC6UQzPwBegQIARAC&url=https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/xdmyjn/almost-half-of-british-women-cant-correctly-locate-the-vagina-or-cervix&psig=AOvVaw3jAUjkS6RLq3pNgnPbzt1E&ust=1561930945881503
    Article highlighting our woeful lack of knowledge of our own anatomy
    Unfortunately there is no a reliable screening test for prostate cancer which is why we do not have a national screening programme. When we do, we will need to think about using inclusive language to make sure that all people with prostates take it up
     
  12. Crackle

    Crackle ..

    Where've you been slomo

     
  13. OP
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    LinchPin

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    But why change the language used for the majority so that a small minority feel included?

    I agree I don't have a cervix but I notice that there seems to be more of a push against the definitions of being a woman than there of a man.
     
  14. winjim

    winjim Iron pony

    Enough now...
     
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    LinchPin

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    That's OK I guess the campaign knows its demographic and saying "women" might have confused some people.
     
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