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Disney Princesses Are Being Used For Cervical Cancer Prevention Week And It's Actually Pretty Clever

by Emmy Griffiths Published on 26 January 2016
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Everyone knows that we nostalgic kids love the Disney Princesses. Nowadays they are being recreated as hotdogs, as works of art, with normal sized waists (honestly? The list goes on and on), so why shouldn't they be used to raise awareness?!

We all know how important it is to keep an eye on your sexual health, and yet 1 in 4 women did not attend their tests last year. With numbers of women actually attending their smear test dwindling every year, writer Danielle Sepulveres and illustrator Maritza Lugo came up with the idea of drawing Disney Princesses visiting the clinic for a variety of reasons in an attempt to portray that the topic of sexual health should not be embarrassing or taboo, but is a necessary part of staying healthy (so much so that even Princesses have to take the trip from time to time!)

Maritza told HuffPost UK: "I think it's extremely important to advocate for women's health issues and self care. By illustrating images with incredibly familiar characters, I was able to help drive home Danielle's point and cause for concern."

Danielle said: "Preventative care is essential and comprehensive sex education is seriously lacking in so many places, we wanted people everywhere to really start having a discussion about it."

Check out the pictures here...

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