Is there anything I can do to avoid getting cervical cancer?
You may be able to reduce your risk of cervical cancer if you:
- Delay sexual intercourse until you're 18 years of age or older.
- Make sure both you and your partner are tested for sexually transmitted infection (STIs).
- Limit your number of sex partners.
- Always use latex condoms to protect against STIs. (Remember condoms aren't 100% effective.)
- Avoid smoking.
Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff