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Health education for cervical cancer prevention

Bruna Côrtes Rodrigues Ana Catarine Melo de Oliveira Carneiro Tábata Longo da Silva Ana Cláudia Nunes Solá Natália de Melo Manzi Noel Peixoto Schechtman Hugo Leonardo Gonçalves de Oliveira Magalhães Jane Lynn Garrison Dytz About the authors

This case report describes the experience of undergraduate medical and nursing students participating in the Educational Program for Health Work (PET-Saúde) at the University of Brasília, the objective of which was to conduct health education activities in cervical cancer prevention in Ceres and Santa Isabel, Goiás State. The following communications activities were used: preparation and distribution of posters and leaflets; production of a radio program; and conversation groups held in the waiting rooms of primary healthcare units. This activity provided an opportunity to share experiences and feelings, as well as discussing ideas and concepts aimed at building new knowledge, with contributions from the students' academic training and the users' practical knowhow. The users' doubts and questions were consistent with those found in the literature, and the activities proved to be a good way for clearing up users' doubts and drawing the health system and the population closer, as well as promoting health education, especially in the areas of self-esteem, prevention, and health promotion.

preventive health services; health education; uterine cervical neoplasms; public health

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