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Embarrassment makes women avoid smear tests, charity says

Young women are avoiding getting smear tests because they are embarrassed by the look and smell of their pubic areas, a survey suggests. The charity Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust surveyed 2,017 British women. A third said embarrassment caused them to delay getting a smear test, which can prevent 75% of cervical cancers. The charity said cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women under 35, yet almost two-thirds of those surveyed weren’t aware they’re most at risk. A total of 220,000 British women are diagnosed with cervical abnormalities each…

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