In Nigeria ,cervical cancer is second
Only to breast cancer
Sad and horrifying
But you know the good news?
It can be prevented.
Human papilloma virus infection (HPV)
Has been shown to increase
The risk for cervical cancer
And how is HPV picked up?
Through unprotected sex.
Any girl who receives the vaccine
Is not likely to pick up HPV
And has reduced risk for cervical cancer
And now the vaccine is available
Two doses of the vaccine are given
And for it to be super effective
It should be given
Before the girl’s first sexual encounter .
So do you have a teenage daughter?
Think about this
And do the needful.