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Study finds LGBTQ people less likely to get cervical-cancer screenings

[Minnesota Public Radio, June 05, 2022] A new study finds that LGBTQ+ people, particularly those who identify as Hispanic, are less likely to undergo cervical cancer screenings.

Researchers looked at responses from more than 20,000 people and found that sexual minorities — defined as “those whose sexual orientation differs from societal norms, including but not limited to those identifying as gay, lesbian, queer, bisexual, pansexual, and beyond” — were less likely to be screened.  

“And we found that this was more pronounced among people who identified as both Hispanic and belonging to a sexual minority population,” said Dr. Ashley Stenzel, a researcher at Allina Health in Minneapolis who co-authored the study. 

Posted on June 05, 2022 in cancer

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