Choice of cervical cancer screening methods

Choice of cervical cancer screening methods

March 25, 2016 By admin


Women’s religion, culture and where they live may influence their choice of cervical cancer screening methods
ACCME researchers in Nigeria have shown that women’s religion, culture and where they live determines what they know about cervical cancer and their willingness to be screened for cervical cancer. These factors also affect the attitude of Nigerian women to use of different methods of collecting samples for testing. The results from two research projects show that it is important to take cultural and religious beliefs and practices into consideration when planning ways to prevent cervical cancer among women in Nigeria. This finding may also be true of women in other parts of the world and failure to take account of this may contribute to low levels of participation in cervical cancer screening programs.

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1. E. O. Dareng, E. Jedy-Agba, P. Bamisaye, F. Isa Modibbo, L. O. Oyeneyin, A. S. Adewole, O. B. Olaniyan, P. S. Dakum, P. D. Pharoah, and C. A. Adebamowo. Influence of Spirituality and Modesty on Acceptance of Self-Sampling for Cervical Cancer Screening. PLoS One, 2015; 10: (11) e0141679, 2015.
2. F. Isa Modibbo, E. Dareng, P. Bamisaye, E. Jedy-Agba, A. Adewole, L. Oyeneyin, O. Olaniyan, and C. Adebamowo. Qualitative study of barriers to cervical cancer screening among Nigerian women. BMJ Open, vol. 6, no. 1, p. e008533, 2016.




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