HPV + Me
A couple of years ago, Women’s Health and Equality Queensland (WHEQ) had the opportunity to fund a project. We decided to work with Wendybird, to develop a cervical screening campaign specifically for lesbian and bisexual women and transgender men, who are often invisible in or excluded from traditional cervical screen awareness campaigns, which results in less participation in prevention screening and higher rates of cervical cancer.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted infection with various strains, that, if left undetected and untreated, can lead to cervical cancer. The HPV vaccine can prevent the strains most likely to cause this.
Due to the recognition that HPV can and does impact all people regardless of their gender or sexuality in a multitude of ways, the scope grew and evolved to become a HPV awareness campaign for all LGBTIQ+ people.
Wendybird facilitated a consultation process with people from across the LGBTIQ+ communities to identify the priorities of the campaign, develop key messages, decide what information should be included, and how this campaign should be styled and designed to engage LGBTIQ+ people.
To ensure that correct and accurate health information was included content was developed in consultation with Cervical Cancer Australia and trusted LGBTIQ+ health professionals