Latinas are especially vulnerable to cervical cancer and more likely to be diagnosed with it than any other racial or ethnic group.
It is critical that we understand how policy shapes Latinas’ health care experiences and that we commit to knocking down the barriers that many face in accessing health care.
While it is clear that screening decreases the incidence and mortality of cervical cancer, not everyone has access to this potentially lifesaving care. One of the greatest barriers to accessing affordable, safe, and compassionate health care for Latinas is a lack of health insurance coverage.
See “Cervical cancer is preventable, yet there are so many Latinas diagnosed with it” by Sally J. Ortega on The Hill website (January 31, 2018)