Dr. Kevin Pottie will describe the key points of the Cervical cancer review of the Canadian Collaboration for Immigrant and Refugee Health Evidence-based clinical guidelines
- Vaccination against HPV is recommended for 9- to 26-year-old female patients to reduce invasive changes related to cervical cancer.
- All sexually active women should be screened for cervical abnormalities (with Papanicolaou smear) to detect and treat invasive changes.
- Providing clear information about cervical screening, building rapport and offering access to a female practitioner improves acceptance of Pap tests.
- Immigrant girls might miss out on school vaccination programs depending on their age upon arrival in Canada.