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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Does sex cause cervical cancer?

    I read that the virus HPV which causes cervical cancer comes from having sex. Is this true??
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  • Women's Health Queensland Wide provides free health information for Queensland women. View Profile

    Having unprotected oral, vaginal or anal sex can lead to infection with Human Papilloma Virus. This is a very common virus that most people are able to clear from their system. The virus has numerous strains some of which are considered ‘low risk’ whilst others are considered ‘high risk’ and, if not detected and treated can cause cell changes which can give rise to cancer. Please click on the link to our fact sheet.
    http://www.womhealth.org.au/factsheets/genitalHPV.htm
    Brenda
    Women’s Health Educator
    Health Information Line, Women’s Health Queensland Wide

    Women living in Queensland can also call our Health Information Line - a free information and referral service for Queensland women - on 3839 9988 or 1800 017 676 (toll free outside Brisbane).

    Please note that all health information provided by Women’s Health Queensland Wide is subject to this disclaimer



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