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Does the Modern Lifestyle Favor the Development of Cervical Cancer?

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1101935, PP. 1-4

Subject Areas: Gynecology & Obstetrics

Keywords: Modern Lifestyle, Human Papillomavirus, Cervical Cancer

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Persistent infection with a high-risk human papillomavirus (HRHPV) is generally accepted as a necessary cause of cervical cancer. Modern lifestyle may represent the most influential factor considering persistent genital human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in women. Due to the contemporary clothing and use of toilet bowl, the female micturition is usually performed in sitting position with fully adducted thighs. The resistance to the urine flow due to clenched Labia maiora and Labia minora and capillary pressure among the folded walls of the vagina may cause an abnormal ascension of the urine into the vagina. Urine is an excellent cultivating medium for many microorganisms, including HPV. Education to adequate way of micturition in young girls might be a simple way to significantly reduce the likelihood for a persistent HRHPV infection, by eliminating conditions suitable for growth of virus.

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Valencic, M. (2015). Does the Modern Lifestyle Favor the Development of Cervical Cancer?. Open Access Library Journal, 2, e1935. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1101935.

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