Lesbians ‘told they did not need cervical screening’ – BBC News

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Women who have sex with women are often incorrectly told they do not necessity a cervical screening test, tell LGBT groups.

This results in half of all eligible lesbian and bisexual ladies never having had a smear test, they said.

The human papilloma virus( HPV ), which causes most cervical cancers, can be transmitted through lesbian sex.

Cervical cancer charities tell all women , no matter their direction, should have regular cervical screening.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender( LGBT) groups tell ladies regularly face barriers to accessing healthcare and can have poor experiences when they do.