Cervical Cancer: Is having more than one sexual partner the cause?

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When it comes to cervical cancer, should the number of sexual partners a lady have matter? The video below explains the cause of cervical cancer and also talks about the risk a lady stands with either one or multiple sexual partners.

Today on Ask the Health Teacher series, I answer the question: Is having multiple sexual partners the cause of cervical cancer?If given the chance, a lot of people will argue endlessly on this topic.

A number of times when I ask women who have not had a cervical screening the reason why, I get responses like: ‘I have/ have had just one sexual partner’, ‘It is not for me.’ Some even say; I do not need it.

Do you also feel the same way or have the same idea? Having multiple sexual partners is not the cause of cervical cancer. Cervical Cancer is caused by a virus called the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). The early stages usually do not show any symptoms, however some ladies may experience a few symptoms. Having multiple sexual partners can increase a lady’s risk.

So, whether 1, 2, 3…. a lady still stands the risk. The question is; are you sexually active? If you are then you need to have a cervical screening. If you are not quite sure whether or not you are sexually active, you can watch the video below to find out.

Perhaps, you are also confused about the whole cervical cancer thing. You have questions like; What is the screening like, How long does it take, How is it transmitted or how can I protect myself? You can take advantage of the free 5-day email course below

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