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“Jade Goody probably saved my life – but why aren’t more women going for smear tests?”

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Everything you need to know about DIY smear tests

NHS England is making at-home smear test kits available to some women later this year. Here are all the key facts.

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“Jade Goody saved my life”: exploring Jade’s legacy, 10 years after her death

Ten years on from Jade Goody’s death, why is smear test take-up at a low?

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“The smear campaign against our bodies is killing us”

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Michelle Keegan admits the three reasons she’s been avoiding her smear test

The actor felt compelled to speak out as cervical screening rates are the lowest in 20 years

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This is why people are taking loud lipstick selfies on Instagram

Hint: it's to do with your other pair of lips

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The cervical cancer scandals in England and Ireland, explained

Health services on both sides of the Irish Sea are grappling with cervical cancer crises. Here’s everything you need to know.

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The world’s most admired women are revealed, Tanzanian girls get vaccinated against cervical cancer, and more

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Young women are avoiding smear tests over fears their vaginas aren’t “normal”

One in four women don’t attend their smear test

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Stacey Solomon reveals the effects of being in an abusive relationship

“You don’t even realise it’s happening at first…”

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