Health Equity Work Group
Like most health conditions in the United States, there are significant disparities in HPV-related cancers. We see this when considering race and ethnicity, as well as sexual orientation and gender identity.
Across the U.S., Black and Hispanic women are more likely to be diagnosed with cervical cancer than white and non-Hispanic women.
In Massachusetts, women who are Asian are less likely to report a recent pap smear than women of other races.
Gay and bisexual women are up to 10 times less likely to have a cervical screening.
According to the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey, only 27% of trans men reported a pap smear in the previous year.
We are forming a Health Equity Work Group to help us better meet the needs of our underserved populations. If you are interested in getting involved, email Devan at email@example.com.