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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Is cervical cancer at all related to unprotected sex?

    I was just told that I have chlamydia and am now worried about the other consequences of unprotected sex.
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    Dr David Rosen

    Gynaecologist

    Specialist endoscopic(keyhole) and robotic surgeon with interest in; prolapse and incontinence surgery, endometriosis, menstrual disorders including complicated hysterectomies by keyhole surgery, Essure hysteroscopic sterilization as … View Profile

    Yes. Cervical cancer is very strongly associated with unprotected intercourse. The common forms of cervical cancer are directly related to the human papilloma virus (HPV) which is sexually transmitted. Of course exposure to the virus does not necessarily mean one will get cervical cancer, but there is a direct link between the virus and the disease. In order to protect yourself regular pap smears are indicated.

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