Working with patients who face specific barriers

Learn about patients who may experience extra barriers to cervical screening.

The proportion of people who under-screened and never-screened for cervical cancer are higher among people:

  • who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • with a disability
  • who have experienced sexual trauma and domestic violence
  • of diverse sexualities and genders
  • from lower socio-economic groups
  • from rural and remote areas.

It is important to remember that these groups may overlap. Each person’s circumstances will affect whether they take part in cervical screening.

You play an important role in encouraging and facilitating these patients to participate in cervical screening.

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