Updated: Saturday, 25th January 2020 @ 8:25am

Manchester's LGF reminds lesbian and bisexual women of the importance of Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

Manchester's LGF reminds lesbian and bisexual women of the importance of Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

By Ben Moran

A Manchester-based charity are reminding lesbian and bisexual women of the importance of cervical cancer screening as part of Cervical Cancer Prevention Week.

The Lesbian And Gay Foundation (LGF) have in the past used campaigns to encourage all women between 25 and 64 to be screened for signs of cancer, to some success.

In fact, after the LGF’s 2010 campaign, 73% of the respondents to the subsequent survey claimed that had been screened.

Hoping to have similar successes this year,  packs underlining the importance of the tests are already being made available ahead of the awareness week.

Annie Emery, LGF programme manager, said: “If a woman has been sexually active with a woman or a man, she should be accessing cervical screening services.”

Ms Emery explained how over the years, many lesbian and bisexual women have experienced homophobia and inappropriate treatment during screening.

She said: “"We want lesbian and bisexual women to be getting the best and most accurate health information to help them make informed decisions about their body and their health. We also want lesbian and bisexual women to know exactly what services are available to them.”

To find out more, visit http://www.lgf.org.uk/news-articles/cervical-cancer-prevention-week-jan-22-28th/