Take part & win - new research into cervical screening launched

Publish Date: 07/03/2012

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation is exploring the experiences, knowledge and behaviour of lesbian and bisexual (LB) women who live outside the North West, towards cervical screening to understand how LB women engage with health screening services and whether you have equal access to services.

survey buttonThis new research, follows on from two pilot surveys carried out by The LGF with lesbian and bisexual women in the North West around their experiences of cervical screening in 2010 and 2011.

To participate in the research all you have to do is complete a short, anonymous, and confidential survey to gather information about your current behaviour, knowledge and experiences of cervical screening.

They will then be entered into a prize draw with the chance to win £200 worth of vouchers!

Annie Emery, Acting Director of Business Development at The LGF said: “We really value the opinions of the lesbian and bisexual women’s community, and this research is a vital step towards improving services. It only takes minutes to complete, and all views are extremely important to us.

Participants will have the opportunity to get more involved in this cervical screening research, they can leave their email address at the end of the survey so we can contact them in the future, to send them a follow-up survey to complete and invite them to take part in a short interview.”

If you are a lesbian or bisexual woman aged over 16 who lives outside the North West You can fill the survey in online here lgbt.foundation/cervicalscreening

This research is funded by the NHS National Cancer Screening Programmes.