Imprisoned women have higher rates of abnormalities at cervical screening and some studies suggest that cervical cancer is the most common cancer in this population. The aim of this work was to summarise the current evidence on the prevalence of human papilloma virus (HPV) infection, cervical cancer and precancerous lesions in women in
prison worldwide and to compare these rates with the general population.
A total of 53 533 imprisoned women from 10 countries and 35 studies were included in the review.
The article can be found here: doi:10.1136/jech-2019-212557