A 16-year-old female asked:
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during masturbation, i touch my cervix with my fingers (washed hands before). is this likely to cause hpv or cervical cancer?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
No: HPV is transmitted from other person (partner) who has genital warts, yes HPV infections a later stage of life will give cervical cancer. At 16 you should consider to get vaccinated. Speak to your parents.
Answered on Apr 4, 2018
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
It will not: HPV on hands is not the kind that causes cervix cancer.
Answered on Feb 24, 2018

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