Barriers to cervical cancer screening in rural Mexico.

  title={Barriers to cervical cancer screening in rural Mexico.},
  author={Melanie M Watkins and Christine Gabali and Marilyn A. Winkleby and Ernesto Gaona and S Lebaron},
  journal={International journal of gynecological cancer : official journal of the International Gynecological Cancer Society},
  volume={12 5},
Cervical cancer is a major health problem in Mexico. The national mortality rate due to cervical cancer was estimated at 21.8 per 100,000 among women over 15 years of age in 1994. Reasons for this high prevalence have not been defined, although it may be influenced by lack of access to health care, lack of knowledge about the Pap procedure, or cultural beliefs. While some studies have examined barriers to Pap screening, most have focused on urban samples. We conducted a pilot study using direct… CONTINUE READING


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