They don't have gynaecologists easily available either, and the check-ups are done by your local GP.
That is not the worst. You can't legally get a smear before you're 25.
Aparently women under the age of 25 are not particularly at risk, so why waste money? But at the same time, if someone asks for a smear they are unlikely to be refused.
which must logically mean that boyfriends don't take the girlfriends for a visit to the gynaecologist before they have sex for the first time. That's irresponsible, and guys are missing out on a good occasion to show care and maturity, and hold your hand before your first pelvic.
Maybe this is a popular date in Poland, not sure it'll catch on in the UK though.
From my personal experience (I had cervical cancer) I can say that I had excellent treatment, I was on 6 monthy check-ups for 2 years and for the last 5
years Ive had yearly check-ups, the smear that diagnoised the cancer was done by my practice nurse, not a specialist, they were the ones who treated me.
If a midwife is just as good, why didn't she study to become a doctor?
She is a specalist and the training is pretty hard going and Id rather have an experienced midwife deliver my child than some doctor who has never done it before.
As for not getting smears under the age of 25, I think it's a total disgrace. You'd do better spending money on the smears for young women, than on free contraception for teenage girls that can't stop themselves from jumping into bed with anyone.
We'd do better to educate women to ensure that condoms are used and that would lower the rate of pregnancy and cervical cancer, so contraception isnt a bad thing.
has decided that the extra cost of screening this age group is worth it.
Simply because its rare for a woman at this age to get cancer.
If foreign women dont like the system here, then they can go back to their own little paradice and enjoy all the specialist treatment they want! Im happy with it and so are all my friends!