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Cryotherapy requires cryogen gas - either CO2 or N20 - which is often difficult to procure, cumbersome to transport and expensive. Finding an alternative that is effective could allow more women to obtain life-saving treatments.
Traditional screening for cervical cancer requires a provider to do a speculum exam. Allowing women to obtain their own samples can obviate the need for an exam and can make cervical cancer screening accessible to many more women.