The cervix is a narrow opening that connects the uterus with the vagina. It can be found at the lowest part of the uterus and helps the reproductive system in different ways.
It’s crucial to regularly check the cervix, and as a way to promote this, January has been named Cervical Health Awareness Month. We at Trialbee Health are proud to join this mission for increased awareness about cervical health!
The cervix and HPV
HPV – which is the shortened name for human papillomavirus – is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity. It causes almost all cases of cervical cancer, which is the fourth most common type of cancer in women today.
Many people with HPV don’t know they are infected. Today, it is possible to vaccinate against the HPV virus, which can help protect against it.
However, no matter if a person is vaccinated or not, regular check-ups are key to early detection of any changes in the cervix. For example, cervical cancer is a type of cancer that can be treated – but only if it’s found in its early stages.
How can you promote cervical health?
We need to talk more about cervical health, as increased awareness about the cervix can help detect changes and conditions.
But what steps can you take to actively promote cervical health? Here are our 3 top tips:
- Keep yourself Informed about cervical health
- Make sure to talk to your doctor about how often you should get regular cervical screening – it changes with age
- Be open to discuss cervical health with friends and family
If you have questions about cervical screenings, don’t hesitate to contact your doctor. Regular check-ups and awareness are key for a healthy cervix!