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April 3, 2013

Lesbians, Bisexual Women Lag Behing Heterosexual Women in Receiving Adequate Cervical Cancer Screening

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Analysis from The Fenway Institute finds lesbians and bisexual women are up to 10 times less likely to receive regular cervical cancer screening than heterosexual women, due to a misconception that sexual minority women are not at risk for cervical cancer as well as their broader marginalization in the health care system. Lesbians and bisexual women are as likely as heterosexual women to develop cervical cancer, but are much less likely to be regularly screened for it, putting them at greater risk of the potentially deadly disease, according to a policy brief released today by The Fenway Institute. Yearly, over 
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