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Mrs Globe BVI Dr Arliene T. Penn sponsoring Pap tests for women

- Dr Penn is a Cervical Cancer survivor
Mrs Globe BVI Dr Arliene T. Penn has taken on a laudable initiative to help women in the Virgin Islands protect their reproductive health by affording them Pap tests. Photo: Facebook
The Papanicolaou test (abbreviated as Pap test, also known as Pap smear, cervical smear, cervical screening, or smear test) is a method of cervical screening used to detect potentially precancerous and cancerous processes in the cervix (opening of the uterus or womb) or colon (in both men and women). Photo: globalnews.ca
The Papanicolaou test (abbreviated as Pap test, also known as Pap smear, cervical smear, cervical screening, or smear test) is a method of cervical screening used to detect potentially precancerous and cancerous processes in the cervix (opening of the uterus or womb) or colon (in both men and women). Photo: globalnews.ca
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Mrs Globe BVI Dr Arliene T. Penn has taken on a laudable initiative to help women in the Virgin Islands protect their reproductive health by affording them pap smears.

Dr Penn is an 18-year Cervical Cancer survivor who is calling on females, locally and globally to be proactive with ensuring good reproductive health.

In keeping with her platform of cervical cancer awareness and prevention, Dr Penn has embarked on an initiative to provide free Pap tests for eligible women in need. This is being done in partnership with Eureka Medical.

The Papanicolaou test (abbreviated as Pap test, also known as Pap smear, cervical smear, cervical screening, or smear test) is a method of cervical screening used to detect potentially precancerous and cancerous processes in the cervix (opening of the uterus or womb) or colon (in both men and women).

'I believe in what I am doing'- Dr Penn

Mrs Globe BVI 2022 is a firm believer that early detection saves lives.

“It is through a free Pap Test screening in 2001 that I was able to learn that my reproductive health was threatened. It is through early detection that I was able to take the necessary steps to take care of cervical health. I want women locally and globally, to get an opportunity as well. I believe in what I am doing,” Dr Penn stated in a WINBVI press release on November 15, 2022.

Dr Penn also expressed concern that statistics from the World Health Organisation (WHO) show that in 2020 some 600,000 were diagnosed with Cervical Cancer, and some 300,000 women died as a result of Cancer.

“Thanks be to God, I am living, and now I have to do my part to help others. I want women to get their Pap tests. I am encouraging males to encourage us as well. Reproductive health is both of our business.”

'Take advantage of this opportunity'- Dr Penn

She shared that the screening guidelines are: women aged 21-29, who are sexually active and never had Pap test; and aged 21-65, who are sexually active and had no Pap test in 3 years.

Persons can register for the free Pap test by calling 440-4122.

According to the WINBVI press release, once registered between November 15-30, appointments will be scheduled between December 1-15. Females will receive a free doctor’s consultation at their appointment.

“I am inviting females from Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, and Jost van Dyke to take advantage of this opportunity,” stated Dr Penn, who is currently preparing to represent the Virgin Islands in Mrs Globe 2023 International Pageant.

She is the 2022 spokeswoman for the Women In Need WINBVI Organisation and also the 2022-2023 ambassador for the BVI Cancer Society.

Additionally, Mrs Globe BVI 2022 is the first runner up in the Mrs Globe 2022 WIN SONG OF THE YEAR global competition and Winner of the “RECLAIMING ME SONG OF THE YEAR” global category.

14 Responses to “Mrs Globe BVI Dr Arliene T. Penn sponsoring Pap tests for women”

  • great (16/11/2022, 10:56) Like (13) Dislike (42) Reply
    Good gesture
  • ... (16/11/2022, 11:00) Like (23) Dislike (10) Reply
    It must be the talking season but not because csc called your name to run means you should be careful
    • @… (16/11/2022, 11:42) Like (19) Dislike (16) Reply
      You walking j**kA**. It ain’t about who mention who’s name, she is talking about something that is important to women’s health. Ladies don’t listen to what the J**kA** bush man have to say. FYI, the men in BVI don’t have any respect or communication skills when dealing with a woman. A woman is not for riding, cooking your food and cleaning.
  • story (16/11/2022, 14:25) Like (37) Dislike (6) Reply
    Don't worry, her real story will come out sooner than later.
    • Really (18/11/2022, 00:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Just like her I had precancerous cells on my cervix , had to do a procedure twice at 26 and 31....CHECK YOUR SELF PPL CAUSE IF I DIDN'T CHECK MYSELF AT 26, I PROBABLY WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN HERE THREE KIDS LATER.

      ON TOP OF THAT, EVENTUALLY THE WHOLE WOMB WILL HAVE TO COME OUT ESPECIALLY IF UR HAVING SEX IN A GREAT WAY
      • Wise Man Story (18/11/2022, 11:22) Like (28) Dislike (0) Reply
        Let truth be told, there is a difference between having abnormal cells that can become cancerous if ignored.
        Like many ladies in the BVI and around the globe, early detection does save lives.
        The question I have, is why do you continue to preach that you are a cancer survivor when you had an operation to prevent you from having cancer?
        Who was the person that located some of the best doctors to help you, and nursed you for months? Did you ever thank that individual or turn around and try to blame them?
        Did you ever do one day of Kimo therapy? Do you have any proof of getting cancer? Why do you continue to push that narrative when you know it is not so?
        Many out there knows the truth and time will tell.
  • FEO GOMEZ (16/11/2022, 14:32) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
    W all have different standards of beauty.
  • The truth Be Told (16/11/2022, 15:09) Like (10) Dislike (27) Reply
    You are shinning like a star Arliene. Keep at what you are doing.
  • god is watching (16/11/2022, 16:20) Like (30) Dislike (9) Reply
    Want to be in the church and still in the things of the world(in these pageants.)
    • @god is watching (16/11/2022, 20:45) Like (10) Dislike (20) Reply
      Everyone's path is not the same. She dresses modestly but fashionable and in nterviews she been talking about her faith and has a solid platform. Nothing wrong with that.
      • THINK! (17/11/2022, 09:40) Like (3) Dislike (14) Reply
        Amen. She is touching people on a global scale that many of us do not have access to. Work where you are planted.
  • tola (16/11/2022, 22:30) Like (3) Dislike (21) Reply
    Why some people can't come on the comments and be positive. Keep up Arlene
  • Woman Power (17/11/2022, 00:50) Like (2) Dislike (17) Reply
    As a woman I’m elated in this initiative from a woman to another.
    Whether it’s sincere or not it’s a good thing being done here...
  • Harry (17/11/2022, 09:10) Like (2) Dislike (9) Reply
    I am thankful that she did this. Cervical Cancer is serious. A lot of women are out here having sex and not going to the doctor to check themselves. When they do decide to go it is often too late and spread to other organs.

    A next thing is that women are in the latest fashion and their teeth are a mess. Plague buildup, missing or broken teeth. Ladies, please take care of yourselves.


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