Cervical cancer occurs within the cells of the cervix. Cervical cancer is caused by the Human papillomavirus, more commonly known as HPV. HPV is a sexually transmitted disease. Although HPV is common, most cases of HPV … [Read more...] about Cervical Cancer
Cervical Cancer Awareness
Cervical Cancer can be significantly reduced with the Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and appropriate Pap smear screenings to collect cells from your cervix for testing. CDC guidelines recommend regular screenings beginning at age 21. Screenings, … [Read more...] about Cervical Cancer Awareness
Do I Need a Pap Smear When I’m Not Sexually Active?
Starting at age 21, even if you have not yet had sex, you do need a pap smear. It is true that most cervical cancer is caused from the HPV virus but it is possible to get HPV from skin to skin contact. Pap smears help with early detection and to … [Read more...] about Do I Need a Pap Smear When I’m Not Sexually Active?
Get Tested for STDs Today
No one wants to have to get checked for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Even though it isn’t a pleasant conversation to have with your doctor, it is important to maintain good health. Did you know that every adult should be checked regularly … [Read more...] about Get Tested for STDs Today
Can You Get STDs from Oral Sex?
There are some things that any sexually active person should know – like how an STD (sexually transmitted disease) or STI (sexually transmitted infection) is spread. There is a common misconception that you cannot share an infection through oral sex. … [Read more...] about Can You Get STDs from Oral Sex?
5 Important Safe Sex Tips
Sex should be a positive, enjoyable experience. While it’s a normal part of nature, it can come with risks. There are simple things you can do to minimize the dangers and keep yourself safe from STDs, emotional distress, unwanted pregnancy, and other … [Read more...] about 5 Important Safe Sex Tips