Meaningful inclusion of trans and gender diverse populations in cervical cancer screening: A pilot study

Research status

In progress

Overview of Study

Family Planning NSW is involved in a pilot study led by UNSW Sydney investigating expert perspectives on the structural drivers and barriers to promoting inclusion and diversity in cervical screening services, particularly for trans and gender diverse people who have a cervix.

This research is being conducted to gain an understanding of what is driving new initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion in cancer screening, what they aim to achieve, and what factors may support or hinder their success in engaging trans and gender diverse people with prevention services in this area. These insights will inform both policy and practice and help to improve the promotion of cervical cancer screening to a wider population.

The study is being conducted by Dr Ally Gibson (School of Health, Victoria University of Wellington); Associate Professor Christy Newman (Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW) and Dr Kerryn Drysdale (Centre for Social Research in Health) at UNSW Sydney; Dr Julie Mooney-Somers (Sydney Health Ethics, University of Sydney); Ted Cook (; and Jessica Botfield (Family Planning NSW). 


UNSW Sydney


Contact Details

If you would like more information, please contact:

Dr Ally Gibson:

Jessica Botfield (FPNSW):     

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