The concept is simple: Smear your lipstick, take a selfie, post it on social media, and advocate for Pap Smears everywhere! #SMEARforSMEAR
We love Pap Smears. And while this examination doesn’t frequently make the list of “most common travel destinations," there are a lot of reasons why you should immediately schedule a trip to see your gynecologist.
Pap tests can find abnormal cervical cells before they turn into cancer cells. This is super important because currently 1/2 of South Carolinian females ages 13-17 years have still not received all HPV vaccination doses to help with the prevention of cervical cancer.
In fact, in 2012 South Carolina ranked 18th in cervical cancer incidence and 11th in cervical cancer deaths.
This has lead to a devastating outcome for women in our state. On average, 5 women die of cervical cancer in South Carolina every month. This is a serious public health problem.
So stand with us today and take a #SMEARforSMEAR selfie. Make it fierce and make it go viral.
Because ladies, we have a lot of work to do, and nothing should get in our way.