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Can a condom prevent cervical cancer or not?

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Dr. Jonathan Cheng
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: No but can reduce it

Cervical cancer is typically associated with hpv infection.
Studies have shown that women whose partners consistently used condoms had 70% fewer hpv infections. Although it is a sexually transmitted infection, you can get hpv even in sex without penetration, such as with skin-to-skin contact. Thus, consistent condom usage can reduce hpv infection but does completely prevent cervical cancer.

In brief: No but can reduce it

Cervical cancer is typically associated with hpv infection.
Studies have shown that women whose partners consistently used condoms had 70% fewer hpv infections. Although it is a sexually transmitted infection, you can get hpv even in sex without penetration, such as with skin-to-skin contact. Thus, consistent condom usage can reduce hpv infection but does completely prevent cervical cancer.
Dr. Jonathan Cheng
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Dr. Walter Klein
Pathology

In brief: Minimize

It can drastically reduce the risk but i would not say the word prevent.
Most cervical cancers are due to hpv (a virus) which is transmitted by physical contact. A condom would theoretically eliminate that risk but that assumes that one has no other exposures/contacts. A vaccine would do a better job in preventing most cervical cancers.

In brief: Minimize

It can drastically reduce the risk but i would not say the word prevent.
Most cervical cancers are due to hpv (a virus) which is transmitted by physical contact. A condom would theoretically eliminate that risk but that assumes that one has no other exposures/contacts. A vaccine would do a better job in preventing most cervical cancers.
Dr. Walter Klein
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