IMR Press / CEOG / Volume 34 / Issue 3 / pii/2007039

Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology (CEOG) is published by IMR Press from Volume 47 Issue 1 (2020). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Original Research

Abnormal cervical smears in adolescents: A ten-year comparative study of demographic criteria and management

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1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Rochdale Infirmary, Whitehall Street, Rochdale, Lancashire (UK)
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2007, 34(3), 139–142;
Published: 10 September 2007

Objective: Comparison of the demographic criteria and management of adolescents and other age groups referred to a colposcopy clinic with abnormal smears. Methods: Retrospective study of newly referred cases to a colposcopy clinic in a UK district general hospital between 1996 and 2005. Results: Most of the sociodemographic and sexual factors associated with HPV infection and cer­vical cancer were more obvious among adolescents than older women. There was a comparable incidence of high-grade cervical lesions in the two groups. Conclusions: A policy is needed to deal with adolescents who are exposed to all the risk factors associ­ated with the development of HPV infection and high-grade cervical lesions. This has become an important issue for discussion recently in the UK after raising the age of onset of cervical screening to 25.

Human papillomavirus
Cervical cytology
Cervical screening
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