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LGBT Health. 2017 Aug;4(4):304-309. doi: 10.1089/lgbt.2016.0143. Epub 2017 Apr 19.

Understanding Transgender Men's Experiences with and Preferences for Cervical Cancer Screening: A Rapid Assessment Survey.

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1 Department of Medicine, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami , Miami, Florida.
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2 Sunshine Social Services, Inc. , Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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3 Department of Surgery, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami , Miami, Florida.
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4 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami , Miami, Florida.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

Transgender men are less likely than cisgender women to receive cervical cancer screening. The purpose of the current study was to understand experiences with and preferences for cervical cancer screening among transgender men.

METHODS:

Ninety-one transgender men ages 21-63 completed the survey. The survey evaluated experiences with and preferences for screening, including opinions regarding human papillomavirus (HPV) self-sampling as a primary cervical cancer screening.

RESULTS:

Half (50.5%) of participants did not have Pap smear screening within the past 3 years. The majority (57.1%) of participants preferred HPV self-sampling over provider-collected Pap smear screening. Participants who reported discrimination were more likely to prefer HPV self-sampling (odds ratio = 3.29, 95% confidence interval 1.38-7.84, P = 0.007).

CONCLUSION:

Primary HPV testing via HPV self-sampling may improve cervical cancer screening uptake among transgender men. Future work should pilot this innovative cervical cancer screening method within this population.

KEYWORDS:

HPV; cervical cancer; screening; transgender men

PMID:
28422558
DOI:
10.1089/lgbt.2016.0143
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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