“I think it’s really important that people keep signing up to these type of trials to push research forward.”
A study of the attitudes of trans men and non-binary people to screening for cervical cancer
This study is open to trans men and non-binary people who have a cervix or have had their cervix removed.
A trans man is a person who was assigned female at birth but identifies and lives as a man.
A non-binary person is someone whose gender identity doesn’t sit comfortably with ‘man’ or ‘woman’.
More about this trial
The cervix is part of the reproductive system. It is the neck of the womb at the top of the vagina.
Cervical screening is a test (smear test) that checks the health of the cervix. The test looks for any changes (abnormalities) of the cells of the cervix.
The aim of cervical screening is to reduce the number of people who develop cervical cancer. An abnormal test means that the person can either have further tests or a doctor might remove the abnormal cells.
Anyone with a cervix between the ages of 25 and 64 years old can have cervical screening. But only people who are registered as female with their GP automatically receive an invite for screening.
In this study the researchers want to find out about the views and experiences of trans men and non-binary people about cervical screening. And what factors might stop someone from having cervical screening.
They hope that a better understanding of these people’s views and experiences can make cervical screening easier and more available to them in future. This might include making changes to the NHS’s policies on screening.
Please note you will not get direct benefit from taking part in this study.
Who can enter
- a trans man or non-binary person who was assigned female at birth
- a resident in Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland or England
- 18 to 80 years old
- in prison
- not able to make decisions about how the information you give is used
- a letter of invitation to the study
- a link to an online questionnaire
- an information sheet
- an information sheet
- the questionnaire
- yourself and where you live
- any cervical screening you have had
- the health of your
reproductive systemsuch as procedures involving your womb and cervix
- your sexual health history
- your attitudes about and experience of cervical screening
There are no hospital visits if you agree to take part in this study.
Some of the questions might cause distress and upset you. The study team include contact details and information of organisations that you can contact.
How to join a clinical trial
Dr Alison Berner
Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust
Gender Identity Clinic