TITLE

Play aims to encourage women to have regular smear tests

PUB. DATE
May 2003
SOURCE
Practice Nurse;5/23/2003, Vol. 25 Issue 10, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reviews the play 'Smear Fear,' by Mandy Meagan, which deals with Pap smear testing.
ACCESSION #
9939907

 

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