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What are the risk factors for cervical cancer?

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In brief: Risk factors of cervical cancer include:

• smoking
• having sex at an early age
• having other sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia and herpes
• having many sexual partners, or have a partner who has had many partners
• taking the contraceptive pill long-term
• having a weakened immune system

In brief: Risk factors of cervical cancer include:

• smoking
• having sex at an early age
• having other sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia and herpes
• having many sexual partners, or have a partner who has had many partners
• taking the contraceptive pill long-term
• having a weakened immune system
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