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How can women lower the risk of getting cervical dysplasia?

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Women can lower their chances of cervical dysplasia by avoiding the high-risk sexual behaviors linked to HPV infection, such as having multiple sexual partners. Sexually active women whose male partners correctly use condoms during every sexual encounter may lower their chances of HPV infection by up to 70%.

From: Cervical Dysplasia WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Cleveland Clinic: "Cervical Dysplasia." American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Understanding Abnormal Pap Test Results." Reuters Health Information: "Ob/gyn group backs HPV vaccines for 11-12 year olds." American Cancer Society: "What Are the Risk Factors for Cervical Cancer?" and "Can Cervical Cancer Be Prevented?" College of American Pathologists: "Cervical Dysplasia." CDC: "HPV Vaccines."





Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on December 5, 2017

SOURCES: Cleveland Clinic: "Cervical Dysplasia." American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Understanding Abnormal Pap Test Results." Reuters Health Information: "Ob/gyn group backs HPV vaccines for 11-12 year olds." American Cancer Society: "What Are the Risk Factors for Cervical Cancer?" and "Can Cervical Cancer Be Prevented?" College of American Pathologists: "Cervical Dysplasia." CDC: "HPV Vaccines."





Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on December 5, 2017

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