Cervical cancer prevention: safety, acceptability, and feasibility of a single-visit approach in Accra, Ghana.

@article{Blumenthal2007CervicalCP,
  title={Cervical cancer prevention: safety, acceptability, and feasibility of a single-visit approach in Accra, Ghana.},
  author={Paul D. Blumenthal and Lynne Gaffikin and Sylvia Deganus and Ruth Lewis and Mark Emerson and Sydney Adadevoh},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2007},
  volume={196 4},
  pages={
          407.e1-8; discussion 407.e8-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess the safety and acceptability of a single-visit approach to cervical cancer prevention combining visual inspection of the cervix with acetic acid wash (VIA) and cryotherapy. STUDY DESIGN The study was observational. Nine clinicians were trained in VIA and cryotherapy. Over 18 months 3665 women were VIA-tested. If positive and eligible, cryotherapy was offered immediately. Treated women were followed-up at 3 months and 1 year. RESULTS The test… CONTINUE READING

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