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Title: Predictors of Intentions to Have Pelvic Examinations Among a UK Sample of Young Asian and Non-Asian Women
Contributor(s): Anandan, Asnina (author); Kirby, Sarah (author); Lykins, Amy  (author)orcid ; Graham, Cynthia A (author)
Publication Date: 2014
DOI: 10.1080/19317611.2014.885923
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Abstract: Objectives: Women delay gynecological care for various reasons, including practical difficulties and self-consciousness about having health professionals view their genitals. Methods: Experiences of and intentions to have pelvic examinations, attitudes toward female genitals, and genital self-image were investigated in young Asian and non-Asian women. Results: Past experience of having had pelvic screening and fears about screening were the strongest predictors of intentions to have pelvic examinations in the future. Asian women were significantly less likely to have had a pelvic examination compared with non-Asian women, but there were no group differences in attitudes toward female genitals, genital self-image, or intentions to have pelvic examinations.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: International Journal of Sexual Health, 26(4), p. 258-267
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 1931-7611
Field of Research (FOR): 111717 Primary Health Care
170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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