Clinics cater to women

MOBILE women's health nurse Kath Anning will conduct clinics across the Southern Downs region this month.

The service is free and confidential, and is available to all women.

"A pap smear every two years can prevent the most common form of cervical cancer in up to 90% of cases and is the best protection against cervical cancer," Mrs Anning said.

"All women who have ever had sex should start having pap smears between the ages of 18 and 20 years, or two years after first having sex, whichever is later."

Mrs Anning also provides other services including breast awareness and sexual health testing as well as advice for issues such as continence, menopause, contraception and general wellbeing.

Free clinics

 Warwick Hospital on April 9 and 30 from 9am to 3pm. For more information or to book, call Warwick Hospital's outpatients department on 4660 3841.

 Killarney Memorial Aged Care on April 8 from 10am to 3pm. Call 4664 1488 to book.

 Clifton Medical Centre on Tuesday, April 15, from 9am to 3pm. Call 4697 3097 to book an appointment.



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