Your Cervix And You – The Websites

The cervix is a part of the female anatomy perhaps most directly associated with birth (as in “she’s __ centimeters dilated, doctor”) or pelvic exams involving pap smears for cancer detection. Most women don’t spend a lot of time exploring their cervix outside of the stirrups at the doctor’s office.

Pap Tests And HPV Information

The human papillomavirus (HPV) has been getting increasing press and media attention in the US since Gardasil came onto the market – however, most women (and men) who are sexually active have already been exposed to HPV, and Pap tests are still recommended for women regardless of whether they have ever had sex or had the vaccine.

Another Reason To Get Vaccinated

A recent study conducted by Johns Hopkins University is suggesting that people who participate in oral sex can be up to 250% as likely to develop oral cancers than people who do not, likely due to HPV (HPV is associated with various cancers including cervical cancer, vulvar cancer and penile cancer).