Professor discusses barriers to cervical cancer screening in Uruguay
Q: 40% of respondents worldwide did not choose HPV as the key cause of cervical cancer. 37% in Uruguay did not mention it either. Why does this awareness gap exist?
Q: 21% of Uruguayan women indicate HPV is not a sexually transmitted virus. Are you surprised by this finding?
Q: Fear of results (40%) and embarrassment of meeting a male doctor performing a Pap smear (39%) are the top reasons keeping women from undertaking cervical cancer screening. The absence of symptoms is 56% in Uruguay, way higher than the global average (42%).
Q: 27% of Uruguay women never had a cervical cancer screening. What are the reasons for this gap in your country?
Q: In Uruguay, 86% of respondents will choose the HPV DNA test over a pap smear upon learning about its higher accuracy. How do you interpret this data?
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