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Pap Smear Screening Rates in Women with Opiate Use Disorder

Project Location/Site: Lynn Community Health Center, Lynn, MA
Key Outcomes:
Women with opiate use disorder are not at increased risk for overdue pap smears. Women with opiate use disorder have a significantly higher rate of abnormal pap smear diagnosis. Thus, this increases their risk for cervical cancer. There was no statistical difference in HPV vaccine completion. Scheduling difficulties or lack of time are the biggest barriers to women with OUD getting their pap smears done.