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Calls for women to get smear tests at a younger age

Calls for women to get smear tests at a younger age

5:54am 25th January 2010

The PM is set to receive a petition demanding the age women have their first smear test is lowered.

In most of the UK they start at age 20, but in England it's 25.

Health experts claim tests on younger women can produce the wrong results.

It comes amid growing concern in North Yorkshire that 17% of ladies eligible for the test - missed their appointment last year..

 Gill Woss, a public health nurse for North Yorkshire and York NHS Trust is urging women across the county to make sure they get checked out.

Today marks to start of a European awareness campaign urging us all to stay as healthy as possible.

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