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Preventing Overdiagnosis 2020 International Conference

14-16 September 2020, Oxford, UK PODC 2020 in Oxford, UK will include a number of lively plenary debates about controversial and timely issues, involving high-profile influencers and contributors from across the healthcare landscape. Themes are yet to be decided - please submit about any topic [...]

Impact of a diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome on diet, physical activity and contraceptive use in young women: findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study of Women’s Health – Tessa Copp et al

Diagnostic criteria for PCOS have widened to capture more women, despite limited evidence of the benefits and harms. Possible benefits of a PCOS diagnosis are that it may help women with family planning and motivate them to implement healthy lifestyle changes to reduce the reproductive, [...]

Levels of anxiety and distress following receipt of positive screening tests in Australia’s HPV-based cervical screening programme: a cross-sectional survey – Rachael Dodd et al

From December 2017, the Australian National Cervical Screening Program commenced 5 yearly primary human papillomavirus (HPV) screening; one of the first high-income countries to implement primary HPV screening. This study aimed to examine the psychosocial impact of self-reporting testing HPV positive in a sample of women [...]

“A Pap smear saved my life”: Personal experiences of cervical abnormalities shape attitudes to cervical screening renewal – Helena Obermair et al

In 2017, the Australian National Cervical Screening Program changed from two-yearly Pap smears between ages 18 and 69, to five-yearly human papillomavirus screening between ages 25 and 74 (the “Renewal”). This study investigated attitudes towards the changes, among individuals previously affected by cervical abnormalities/cervical cancer, [...]