Since the invention of the Papanicolaou (PAP) test in the 1950’s the rate of cervical cancer rates has decreased significantly in the United States. The PAP smear has advanced over the last decade and detect abnormal cells in the cervix, the human papilloma virus, and some sexually transmitted disease like trichomonas. When cervical cancer is diagnosed and has not spread to any other part of the body the survival rate is over 90 % (Nardi, C., Sandhu, P., & Selix, N. 2016).  Sadly, this statistic does not often apply to women of color and particularly black women. However, there is a particular group of women that is being affected by this and there is very little discussion about this topic. These are the women that are a part of the sexual gender minority; the women that identify as gay, lesbian, or transgender.


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