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The Pap smear thing is mind blowing... Another medical act to add to the list of things I get done when I go back home every year. :-/
there are also disabled people who are not disabled enough to be on disability pension so get stuck on new start. they are able to look after a child but an injury prevents them working full time.
or how about the parent who is taking 12 months off payed employment to retrain or upskill and needs that little bit extra to cover day to day living expenses and figures because she is having this period out of paid employment that this is the best time to conceive because she is already having a break from payed employment.
There are many reasons why some women get pregnant while on welfare.
I do think that everyone should have to go to a seminar on family planning as many people do fall pregnant due to lack of knowledge still and that contraception should be free for everyone.
The new test is a hpv dna test. It will be done 5yrly from 25-60 yrs to see if you test pos for the virus. If yes then you will be sent to a specialist for a colposcopy plus a smear if necessary. BUT you cannot just request a Pap smear unless you want to pay for it.
Currently a conventional smear cos Medicare $16 each and is bulk billed. Thin prep liquid based Pap smear test is not Medicare rebate able and costs ~$50 depending on what state you are in. The hpv dna test currently cos $70-80 each depending on what state you are in.
I just vomited in my mouth, what a vile idea, I guess I would be slightly less infuriated if he was also suggesting men on benefits were forced to be temporarily sterilised as well until they were off benefits.
hopefully the drs will bulk bill the appointment so Im not 120$ out of pocket instead of the 50$ for the test
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