Hey guys! January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. If you have a cervix or not, please be an extension of my voice this month. Please have the conversations that are uncomfortable to have with the men, women, and young adults in your lives. The highlight reel would be:
- Ladies, get your pap smear regularly (and for the love of all that is good, get the follow up if it’s necessary!). Check with your doctor to find out how often you should get a pap.
- Parents, get your kids vaccinated against HPV!
- Condoms are not fool proof here. HPV, which causes cervical cancer (and 5 other cancers), is a contact disease. So unless you’re wearing a full body condom from start to finish when you’re revving up for, doing, and snuggling up after the dibbity, you are at risk of contracting HPV if your partner is infected.
- HPV has no symptoms
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