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Women Who Have Sex with Women need pap tests too!

January 26th, 2009     by Jessica Yee     Comments

Women Who Have Sex with Women (WSW) need pap tests too!

In 2007, Planned Parenthood Toronto and Sherbourne Health Centre conducted a community consultation on the sexual and reproductive health needs of WSW. Pap tests emerged as an important issue; many women who have sex with women (WSW) aren’t clear if they need them and neither are their healthcare providers.

So we’re creating a campaign to make sure we all know we need paps and we need your help. Please come to a focus group and tell us what a pap campaign for WSW should look like.

FOCUS GROUPS -All groups have food at 5:30pm, group runs from 6-8pm -Food, TTC tokens and a $20 honorarium provided -Childcare subsidies, interpretation and attendant services available if requested in advance -Trans women welcome -All locations are accessible -Registration required

ASIAN WSW: Tues, Feb 3 Asian Community AIDS Services (Isabella and Yonge)

YOUTH (14-29 yrs) WSW: Thurs, Feb 5 Sherbourne Health Centre (Sherbourne and Carlton)

WSW OF COLOUR: Thurs, Feb 12 Women’s Health in Women’s Hands (Carlton and Yonge)

50+ WSW: Tues, Feb 17 Sherbourne Health Centre (Sherbourne and Carlton)

BUTCH, BOI, MASCULINE IDENTIFIED WSW: Wed, Feb 18 Sherbourne Health Centre (Sherbourne and Carlton)

OPEN (ALL WSW): Thurs, Feb 19 Sherbourne Health Centre (Sherbourne and Carlton)

To register and for more information, contact Cindy from Planned Parenthood Toronto at 416-961-0113 x 123 or cweeds@ppt.on.ca cweeds@ppt.on.ca

Don’t want to come to a group but want to share your thoughts?

You can fill out a survey online instead by visiting www.papcampaign.ca

A partnership between: Planned Parenthood Toronto, Sherbourne Health Centre, Rainbow Health Ontario, Women’s College Hospital, Women’s Health in Women’s Hands, Asian Community AIDS Services and Good for Her.

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