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Cervical Cancer

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 27th June 2018.

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Photo of Thangam Debbonaire Thangam Debbonaire Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Cancer Research UK's campaign on cervical screening announced on 11 June 2018, what assessment his Department has made of the ability of people to identify whether they have a cervix.

Photo of Thangam Debbonaire Thangam Debbonaire Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the extent to which people know whether they have a prostate gland.

Photo of Thangam Debbonaire Thangam Debbonaire Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the extent to which people are able to identify whether they have ovaries.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Public Health England (PHE) has not made an assessment of the extent to which people can identify whether they have a cervix, prostate gland or ovaries.

In July 2017, PHE published a leaflet that explains the National Health Service population screening programmes available to transgender and non-binary people in England; this can be accessed at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nhs-population-screening-information-for-transgender-people

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