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Medical expert warns against oral sex

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

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Medical expert warns against oral sex


Prof. Adegboyega Fawole of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, has warned that Human Papiloma Virus has been found in the throat of people engaging in oral sex.

Prof. Fawole, of the Department of Gynaecology, UITH, made the revelation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ilorin on Tuesday.

He further revealed that HPV was mostly sexually transmitted, and that the virus caused almost all cases of cervical cancer and could cause genital warts and anal cancer.

“Oral sex has been linked with an increased risk of acquiring HPV infection in the mouth and with an increased risk of developing oral cancers that are caused by HPV.

“However, sex in general has also been linked with these risks,” he said.

The gynaecologist warned that those engaging in oral sex were twice more likely to have oral HPV infection than those who did not engage in oral sex.

Fawole, however, said there was no need for individuals in monogamous relationships to restrict their sexual activities if the pair was in good health.

He recommended regular screening and check ups as a way to guard against cancer of any kind.

(NAN)

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