What can you do to protect yourself from getting cervical dysplasia?

Avoid STDs. Cervical dysplasia is caused by hpv or human papillomavirus which is a sexually transmitted virus. Using condoms can protect against 70% of hpv transmission. Limiting your number of partners and choosing partners wisely is also important.
Condoms partly. Condoms can protect but only partially from hpv and its initial effect on the cervix called dysplasia. Abstinence is a sure bet however to protect from the problem, just not as much fun! Not smoking and using Folic Acid may also prevent or at least optimize your immune system from clearing an infection if you get one.

Related Questions

Can I get pregnant with cervical dysplasia?

Not related. Fertility is not related to cervical dysplasia which means precancerous cells located inside the cervix from the sexually transmitted hpv virus.

Can a person who is not sexually active get cervical dysplasia?

Not necessarily. Cervical dysplasia is a result of the hpv virus that is transmitted person-to-person through bodily fluids. Theoretically anything that results in sharing fluids can transmit this, not just intercourse.
Dysplasia. 90% + cervical dysplasia and cervical cancer is related to hpv. Hpv is primarily transmitted in the genital region by sexual intercourse. To get cervical dysplasia without ever being sexually actively is extremely rare.

If someone has been diagnosed with cervical dysplasia, should she get tested for std?

YES. The most common cause for this dysplasia is hpv, with at least have of all dysplasia caused by that virus. This is spread as an std with at least 80% of all women positive for hpv by age 50 years. Having one std, of course, means you are at risk to have attained another, so get it checked out.
Probably. Cervical dysplasia is not an std but it is almost always associated with an std (hpv). It is a good idea to be tested periodically for std's if there are any risk factors for std.