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Smear tests: Women to trial 'do-it-at-home' kits for NHS

About 31,000 women in London are being offered "do-it-at-home" tests to check for early warnings of cervical cancer

It could be a way to encourage more women to get screened, experts hope.

Embarrassment, cultural barriers and worries about Covid, along with many other factors, can stop women going for smear tests at a clinic or GP surgery.

Smear-test delays during the pandemic prompted calls for home-screening kits from cervical cancer charities.