Teen Services

Posted on: December 28, 2017

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

Cervical Health Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about how women can protect themselves from HPV (human papillomavirus) and cervical cancer. HPV is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity, and it causes almost all cases of cervical cancer.

About 79 million Americans currently have HPV. Many people with HPV don’t know they are infected. And each year, more than 11,000 women in the United States get cervical cancer.

The good news?

  • The HPV vaccine (shots) can prevent HPV.
  • Regular cervical cancer screenings and follow-up tests can help detect abnormal (changed) cells early, before they turn into cancer. 
  • Most deaths from cervical cancer could be prevented by regular screenings and follow-up care.

What can I do?

  • Visit one of Tri-County Health Department's Birth Control/Family Planning clinics for birth control and your yearly exams.
  • Call to schedule an appointment at 303-363-3018.
  • Find a clinic near you!

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