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Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

January 1 - January 31

New year, same cervix.

Let this be the year you put your health first. January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month – and the perfect time to start forming healthy habits, like scheduling your routine cervical cancer screening.

If you have a cervix and are of average risk, here’s a breakdown of which screenings you should be scheduling.

Additionally, if you have a cervix, there are several factors that could lead to you having an increased risk, including using birth control pills for an extended period of time, family history, and having had multiple sexual partners. Find a list of factors that could lead to an increased risk.

Did you know?

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the cause of more than 90% of cervical cancer cases, but HPV vaccination protects against types of HPV that are most likely to cause cancer, and it is most effective when given to young people before they are exposed to HPV.

Read more about the connection between HPV and cervical cancer here.

Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers, but prevention starts with you. And it starts today.

READ MORE | 10-year cervical cancer survivor on what she wishes she knew earlier 


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