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Can you get cervical cancer if you are a virgin?

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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes.

Cervical cancer is most commonly caused by infection with human papilloma virus (hpv).
Hpv can be transmitted sexually via skin to genital contact without necessarily engaging in intercourse. Therefore, women who have never had sex can still acquire hpv which would put them at risk for developing cervical cancer.

In brief: Yes.

Cervical cancer is most commonly caused by infection with human papilloma virus (hpv).
Hpv can be transmitted sexually via skin to genital contact without necessarily engaging in intercourse. Therefore, women who have never had sex can still acquire hpv which would put them at risk for developing cervical cancer.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes but less likely

Risk factors include (hpv specially #16 & 18 -getcevarix or gardiasil vaccination ), early age of sexual activity, hiv, age 45-49, multiple sex partners, smoking, immunosupression.

In brief: Yes but less likely

Risk factors include (hpv specially #16 & 18 -getcevarix or gardiasil vaccination ), early age of sexual activity, hiv, age 45-49, multiple sex partners, smoking, immunosupression.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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