Stigma Reduction Strategies for HPV and Cervical Cancer Screening Using Focus Group Discussions in Kisumu, Kenya

From left to right: Top row features Cassidy Connett and Madeline McNee; bottom row features Avanti Shah and Saisahana Subburaj

Project member(s):

  • Cassidy Connett
    Madeline McNee
    Avanti Shah
    Saisahana Subburaj

Faculty mentor:

Community partners:

  • Duke Center for Global Reproductive Health - Kisumu Office

Stigma Reduction Strategies for HPV and Cervical Cancer Screening Using Focus Group Discussions in Kisumu, Kenya

Project overview

This study sought to understand women’s experience with stigma related to HPV and cervical cancer health education and messaging to inform stigma-reduction strategies for cervical cancer prevention in women of Kisumu, Kenya. We were able to identify sources of stigma and effective educational strategies through three focus group discussions with women from the target group and community health volunteers. We aim for these strategies to be implemented in an educational intervention.

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