7. Unindicated Cervical Cancer Screening in Adolescent Females: Trends from 2012-2018

Cervical cancer remains exceedingly rare in adolescents. Since 2009, United States screening guidelines have recommended against screening in young, immunocompetent women under 21 years of age. Yet despite strong recommendations against screening this population, many providers still do leading to unnecessary biopsies, anxiety, and healthcare costs. The current objective is to ascertain both the trend over-time and the factors associated with unindicated cervical cancer screening tests in adolescent females within a single large health care system.
Source: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Source Type: research
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