No Barriers cervical screening for trans and non-binary people
04 Nov 2019
RM Partners is funding a new dedicated clinic to offer cervical screening sensitive to the needs of trans men and non-binary people.
The No Barriers Cervical Screening project provides a specialist clinic at
56 Dean Street sexual health clinic, in collaboration with the Tavistock Gender Identity Clinic London and Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust.
Cervical screening can help prevent cancer by detecting changes to cells in the cervix. National guidance recommends screening for anyone with a cervix aged 25 to 64, including transgender men and people who are non-binary and were assigned female at birth. However, research has shown that trans and non-binary people with a cervix are less likely to be up-to-date with cervical screening. There are many possible reasons for this, which include previous bad experiences and gender dysphoria.
The trans-led team at 56 Dean Street provides a holistic sexual health and wellbeing service for all trans/non-binary people, with the No Barriers cervical screening clinics offered in a safe, confidential space that aims to ease dysphoria.
To book an appointment email: 56Tsmears@chelwest.nhs.uk or call 020 3315 5656.
Further information on cervical screening is available here.
Further information on screening for trans and non-binary people is available here.