A pathologist from Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH), Dr. Venerander Nyarkoh, has called on the youth to desist from early sex as it causes cervical cancer.
She noted that cancer occurs when a person who is 16 years of age or younger engages in sexual activities.
Speaking on the Max Morning Agenda in Accra on Tuesday, Venerander said other factors, including multiple sexual partners and unprotected sex, contributed to such cancer and urged women to make use of condoms.
“About 3,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every year, and out of that number, more than 1,600 die from the disease,” she said.
Venerander indicated that there were preventive measures women could put in place to prevent this virus.
“You can get vaccinated against Human Papillomavirus (HPV), have regular screening tests, and go back to the doctor if your screening test results are not normal,” she urged.