Social Media Star Zoe Sugg Has Live Vlogged Her Entire Smear Test To Encourage Cervical Checks

Social media influencer and OG YouTuber Zoe Sugg, AKA Zoella, has live vlogged her experience in getting a smear test in a three part series for her social channels.

The UK star filmed the entire process for her channel, mainly aimed at girls aged between 18-34, and also included a Q&A with the nurse that administered the procedure.

The video is now on Zoe’s YouTube channel as well as a three part series on her IGTV – and we’re really loving the idea of normalizing the cervical check.

Apart from the smear test itself, the series also includes a post procedure discussion on what to do if the results come back uncertain.

 

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IT’S HERE! THE SMEAR! [Open in IGTV] After meeting with @joscervicalcancertrust this year, I wanted to do something to help encourage more women to book and attend their cervical screenings here in the UK as statistics had shown that 1 in 4 women skip the cervical screening, with the proportion increasing to 1 in 3 among those aged 25 to 29 and to 1 in 2 in some more deprived regions of the UK. I decided that something I think I would have found really reassuring before attending my first test, would have been to have watched someone else having their test and to understand a little more about it. Therefore, that’s what I decided to do! Loaded with your questions, I took my camera (and Maddie and Lauren who filmed for me – thanks ladies) into my smear with the absolutely lovely Jenny! Although filming this was certainly out of my comfort zone, I really hope it encourages any of you who feel a bit uncertain, or have simply put it off to call your local GP and book your smear tests. Let me know in the comments if you have after watching this, and please also feel free to share your experiences below too for others to read. I will only be posting this part into my feed, but please go to my IGTV profile to view the other 3 episodes as they are SUPER important and hopefully equally as helpful 🙂 I’ve also uploaded the full video over on my youtube channel (link in bio) if you’d prefer to watch zoomed out and in full! xx

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Zoe herself has spoken openly about getting regularly tested before, and has opened up her own experience to help spread awareness and encourage her viewers to follow suit.

“I wanted to do something to help encourage more women to book and attend their cervical screenings here in the UK as statistics had shown that 1 in 4 women skip the cervical screening, with the proportion increasing to 1 in 3 among those aged 25 to 29 and to 1 in 2 in some more deprived regions of the UK.

 

“I decided that something I think I would have found really reassuring before attending my first test, would have been to have watched someone else having their test and to understand a little more about it.”

The 29-year-old also included a donation request for leading UK charity, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust.

Check out the whole video below.

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