Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sex From Young Age Increase Risk of Cervical Cancer

The study shows that women who first had sex at the age of 20 years will increase the risk of cervical cancer later in life.

You who has teenage daughter, must be more vigilant now. Know who his friends, and she had to get used to always tell her about her social. For a study has shown that women who are sexually active from an early age will increase the risk of cervical cancer later in life.

Health experts responded recent study by lowering the age limit for cervical cancer screening. In the UK, women are not eligible to participate in screening NHS (National Health Service) until the age of 25 years. But Dr Lesley Walker from Cancer Research UK said, "If it was this, vaccination with HPV (human papilloma virus, a virus that is transmitted sexually and are a major cause of cervical cancer cases) should be given in schools at the age before the students begin to have sex, especially among young women in deprived areas. "

Research published in the British Journal of Cancer this is why women look at areas that lack seems to have a higher risk of this deadly disease. According to a study involving 20,000 female respondents, the cause for women in these places generally have been having sex since adolescence. Increased risk of cervical cancer in women who first made intercourse at the age of 20 years.

"In our study, women who usually have poorer sexually active on average 4 years earlier. So they were probably already infected with HPV early, which means giving the virus more time to develop cancer," said Dr. Silvia Francheschi, who led the study.

Meanwhile, another study conducted International Agency for Research on Cancer found that women age at first birth also plays an important role in the development of cervical cancer. Other factors such as smoking causes, and the number of sexual partners ever had, was not so significant.

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