Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women in Ghana. It is also known as a sexually transmitted disease. This is because the virus that causes this type of cancer (Human Papillomavirus ) is transmitted through sexual contact. This virus can be found in all places in the body but when it gets to the cervix of the woman it leads to cervical cancer.
Both men and women may carry this virus and by engaging in unprotected sex with a partner who is infected with the virus, you can get infected too.
Every sexually active woman stands a risk of getting cervical cancer because of this virus.
More women use contraceptives to prevent getting pregnant but not as a protection from sexually transmitted infections. ” with the exception of condoms, Contraceptives only prevent pregnancy and not infections“
Condoms use is something that is still not practiced in many sexual relationships. This is a dangerous practice especially in unmarried relationships that monogamy is not assured.
The man has the ability to protect his woman (wife, girlfriend, fiancée) from cervical cancer by staying true to her. By maintaining a monogamous sexual relationship, the man reduces greatly the woman’s risk of cervical cancer. This is because the risk of infecting each other with the virus decreases if it’s just you two. Faithfulness is healthy.
What the man can do to prevent Cervical cancer in his partner.
1. Try faithfulness to her. No sexual gallivanting.
2. Encourage her to undergo cervical screening.
3. Help her to stay healthy physically, emotionally, and psychologically.
Let’s keep our women alive and well.
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