News Coverage: Women shy away from cervical cancer test Women ‘shy away from cervical cancer test’

Originally published:, 10 July 2019

Australia could be the first country to eradicate cervical cancer by 2035 if fewer women were embarrassed to get potentially life-saving screening.

New research by the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation released on Thursday found a third of women put off having a cervical screening because it’s “awkward”, while a quarter are “embarrassed”.

Source: Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation, Pureprofile Consumer Survey, 2019

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