CUHK Research Trial: Urine-Based HPV Screening during Pregnancy in Hong Kong

Partnership with Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Karen Leung Foundation consistently focuses its efforts on preventing cervical cancer through early screening in Hong Kong. However, a significant barrier to the uptake of screening is the fear of pain, embarrassment, and anxiety caused by a speculum examination.

We have started sponsoring a research team from the Chinese University of Hong Kong to screen women during pregnancy when they attend antenatal care and offer non-invasive urine tests. This research trial will explore innovative ways to encourage more women to participate in screening and determine the effectiveness of alternative, non-invasive methods for conducting screenings. It will establish a foundation for improving healthcare services provided to women during pregnancy and childbirth, as well as after delivery, potentially influencing long-term public health strategies for managing HPV in pregnant populations.

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