Uruguay’s mandatory breast cancer screening for working women aged 40-59 is challenged

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f1907 21 March 2013

Author: Sophie Arie

“…A decree issued in 2006 by the then president, Tabaré Vázquez, an oncologist, made biennial screening for breast cancer a part of a series of regular, state funded health checks that female employees must complete to get the “health card” that all workers need.

A 52 year old state sector computer engineer is the first person known to have refused screening. She recently began legal proceedings to seek an exemption from the country’s health ministry…”

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