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Cervical Screening

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Taku hauora, taku tinana, taku tūmanako 

My health, my body, my future

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Public Health works to create a supportive environment for women to participate in cervical screening. 
It is estimated that about 90% of cases of the most common form of cervical cancer could be prevented if women had smear tests every three years.
The cervical screening programme targets all women between the ages of 20 and 70 years who have ever been sexually active and who have not had a cervical smear in the last three years. Screening can be free (conditions apply).
Public Health's work includes:
• Supporting women aged between 20-70 around accessing screening
• Providing advice about the importance of cervical screening to women and community groups
Contact: 06 350 9110 or 0800 729 729
Find out more about Cervical Screening:
• Cervical Screening: A guide for women in New Zealand – information about having a cervical smear, cervical cancer and the National Cervical Screening Programme (ask your doctor or smear taker for a copy of the free booklet)
• Manawatu-Whanganui Regional Services - 0800 729 729

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