A summary of the recent news articles, including cervical and vaginal health issues.

Cervical cancer and screening

Evening Standard: Cervical cancer symptoms: six early signs to look out for, according to a doctor

The Guardian: Smear tests: women asked to discuss fears as test rate plummets

Evening Standard: Disabled mum urges NHS to provide equal access to smear tests in petition with more than 100,000 signatures

Vaginal Health

Mail Online: Do NOT put parsley or other vegetables in your vagina, doctors warn after ‘irresponsible’ article claiming the herb can be used to induce a PERIOD