News, Stories, Guidelines, Opinions, History

Somali women in US less likely to undergo cervical cancer screening than other women

Somali women living in the U.S. have lower cervical cancer screening rates than the U.S. general female population.

This disparity is due to a range of factors, including limited awareness of HPV and cervical cancer, cultural and religious beliefs, mistrust of healthcare providers, and concerns around modesty.

See “NCI Clinical Trial Awarded to Reduce Cervical Cancer Screening Disparities in Somali American Women” on the University of Minnesota Medical School website (July 22, 2021)

Scroll to Top