Dr. Aasim Padela on the link between Muslim faith and cervical cancer screening

Aasim Padela, MD, assistant professor of medicine and director of the Initiative on Islam and Medicine at the University of Chicago, talks about a new study that points to the need for a closer look at the impact religious beliefs and values may have on adherence to recommended cancer screenings. The study, entitled Associations Between Religion-Related Factors and Cervical Cancer Screening Among Muslims in Greater Chicago, is the first known examination into whether there’s any link between cervical cancer screening behaviors and religion-related factors.

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