Cervical screening tests for pregnant women – new resources for health professionals
17 November 2020
“A woman can be safely screened at any time during pregnancy, provided that the correct sampling equipment is used.”
To mark National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week the Cancer Institute NSW, in collaboration with South Eastern Sydney LHD and CESPHN, has funded a project to increase cervical screening rates for never screened and under screened women.
The project highlights practice points for GPs and nurses around the safety of cervical screening during any stage of pregnancy. Cervical screening during the antenatal and postnatal periods is a key opportunity to review the need for cervical screening as women are accessing primary health care for routine antenatal and postnatal checks.
A health practitioner fact sheet has been created and is supplemented by resources targeting Aboriginal women and women from CALD backgrounds, who are known to have significantly lower rates of participation in cervical screening within our region.
For hard copies of the resources below, contact the South Eastern Sydney LHD Women’s Health Team at SESLHD-WomensHealthProgram@health.nsw.gov.au
Cervical screening GP fact sheet
Resource in Arabic, Indonesian, Bangla, Mongolian, Nepali, Thai, Chinese
“When Bub’s Due” flyer resource
A3 poster in Mongolian
Video resource: GP and Gamilaroi Woman Annalyse Crane discusses cervical cancer screening during pregnancy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m68rS6eci_c