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Tuesday 18 June 2013
Health News Opinion

DIY pap tests: ladies, would you try this at home?

Josephine Mandarano
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The doctor drew the curtains, asked me to remove my pants and underwear and position myself, legs apart, on the exam table. It was my first pap smear, I was 18, and I did as he asked. (But I refused to remove my sunglasses. Smear chic, y’all.) ‘There’s no need to be nervous’, he said….
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Wednesday 1 May 2013
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white shirt day: why do eligible australian women forgo regular pap tests?

Freya Dumas

If you see plenty of women wearing white shirts today, it’s because it’s White Shirt Day. White Shirt Day was launched by OCRF in 2011 (with help from Witchery, and madison editor Lizzie Renkert), in order for all Australians to show their support for women suffering from ovarian cancer. And why? One woman dies of…
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Wednesday 3 April 2013

in brief: new pap smear advice ‘may risk lives’

Josephine Mandarano
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Biennial pap smears – it’s just what we do, right? Well a paper prepared by the Medical Services Advisory Committee suggests that not only should women screen for pap tests less often, but we should also delay our first test – advice that’s raised concerns among cervical cancer advocates that women’s lives could be put…
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