Lewiston, Maine is home to a population of Somali refugees. Women within this community have faced cultural and language barriers that have prevented them from obtaining Pap smears. We have collaborated with a local health clinic, where a cultural broker and member of the Somali community who is familiar with this population, to understand challenges Somali immigrant women face in cervical cancer screening. Together, we developed a pamphlet and health resource card, both in Somali, to lower barriers to care.
Family Medicine Residency, Central Maine Medical Center
Somali, refugee, underserved, cervical cancer, Pap smear, women's health, reproductive health, immigrant
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Chan, Garrett, "Pap Smears in the Somali Immigrant Population" (2020). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 547.