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Posted by: Fi | 2004/10/09

Cervical cancer, myth or fact?

Hi
I read that one has more of a chance of contracting cervical cancer if they became sexually active at a young age. Is this true? And how young is considered to be "young" to become sexually active.

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That is true. Exposure to semen when the cervix is still undergoing some changes is a contributing factor.
Genital tract should be fully developed by age 20-21

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Posted by: Vanessa | 2004/10/09

It is definitely true. Anything under the age of 16 years is considered young. Remember, according to South African law, if you have sex under the age of 16 years, you are a victim of statutory rape.

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