Journal article

Cervical cancer prevention in transgender men: a review

S Weyers, SM Garland, M Cruickshank, M Kyrgiou, M Arbyn

BJOG An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

There is increased awareness of transgender physical and mental health widely and in academic research. A significant proportion of transgender men will retain their cervix with an increased risk of cervical cancer. In this review of cervical cancer screening among transgender men, we try to estimate how many transgender men still have a cervix, understand to identify challenges and barriers to cervical screening and propose possible solutions. Organised cervical screening programmes need to consider the needs of this population, in particular the provision of HPV self-sampling. TWEETABLE ABSTRACT: Transgender men need access to cervical screening.

Grants

Awarded by Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation of the European Commission, through the RISCC Network


Funding Acknowledgements

MA was supported by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation of the European Commission, through the RISCC Network (grant no. 847845).