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Intimate stories: Aboriginal women's lived experiences of health services in Northern British Columbia and the potential of creative arts to raise awareness about HPV, cervical cancer, and screening

April 2012

Intimate stories: Aboriginal women's lived experiences of health services in Northern British Columbia and the potential of creative arts to raise awareness about HPV, cervical cancer, and screening
Intimate stories: Aboriginal women's lived experiences
of health services in Northern British Columbia
and the potential of creative arts to raise awareness
about HPV, cervical cancer, and screening

Guided by feminist and community-based participatory methodologies and by efforts to decolonize health research practices, and undertaken with qualitative research methods (interviews, open-ended questionnaires, and analysis of arts-based expressions like storytelling, journaling, and picture-making), this research identified challenges and barriers that (predominantly Aboriginal) women in northern British Columbia faced when trying to access sexual health care services related to HPV and cervical cancer screening. Co-authored by NCCAH's Sarah de Leeuw.

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