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Oral sex carries risk of HPV and cancer
Montreal Gazette quoting the National Institute of Health ^ | October 31, 2002

Posted on 11/06/2002 6:41:58 PM PST by hocndoc

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_10158.html

Oral sex isn't safe sex, especially for women, Montreal conference told

Canadian Press

Thursday, October 31, 2002

MONTREAL (CP) - Engaging in oral sex doesn't mean practising safe sex - and that's especially true for women, a Montreal public-health physician warned Thursday at a national conference. Dr. Marc Steben, an expert on infectious diseases, said that women are at heightened risk of contracting the human papilloma virus through oral sex.

There are different strains of the virus, HPV for short, and they are considered the most common of sexually transmitted diseases.

One strain causes genital warts, while HPV 16 can lead to cervical cancer. In rare instances, HPV 16 has been linked to cancer of the tonsils, the tongue and the esophagus.

"We've heard from Bill Clinton that oral sex is not sex, or that it doesn't carry consequences, but we know now that the human papilloma virus can be transmitted by the mouth during oral sex," Steben told reporters.

Steben made the comments after a presentation in Montreal at the 74th Congress of the association of Canadian French-language doctors.

It's estimated that 30 per cent of women under the age of 30 have contracted HPV. Furthermore, one in three North American adults - men included - will have contracted the virus at one point during their lives.

The vast majority of people carrying HPV don't show any symptoms and are not even aware that they might be infected. For women, a Pap smear can detect the presence of HPV.

Steben urged more women to get Pap tests, even those over the age of 35.

The Pap test can detect dysplasia, or pre-cancerous cells. Dysplasia is not cancer, but it might turn into cancer over several years if untreated.

A study published this month in the Canadian Medical Association Journal showed that a group of Ontario women 45 to 49 had the highest prevalence of carcinogenic HPV.

Up to 98 per cent of those who contract the virus are able to get rid of it within two years, Steben said. Still, those who do get rid of it can get re-infected with a different strain during sex with another partner.

Steben recommended that if women engage in oral sex, they require that their male partner wear a condom.

(Montreal Gazette)


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: abstinence; medicine; readpastthejokes; std; womenshealth
I wish Dr. Steben had given advice on abstinence. Or told doctors how to screen men and women. Or made a bigger deal out of the incidence of HPV and its association with cervical cancers.

When will we hear women's groups screaming bloody murder that cervical cancer is a STD, and risk is directly related to promiscuity, especially the promiscuity of the man????(The risk goes up more directly with increased partners for the man, less directly for the woman.

Stop and think: the reason women have yearly pap smears is because of promiscuity!!

1 posted on 11/06/2002 6:41:58 PM PST by hocndoc
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To: hocndoc
Here's a link for more information on STD's: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/hpv.html
2 posted on 11/06/2002 6:46:07 PM PST by hocndoc
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To: hocndoc
Well, that sucks.
3 posted on 11/06/2002 6:48:14 PM PST by Chad Fairbanks
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To: hocndoc
"The Pap test can detect dysplasia"

The veterinarian said our black lab has this and I'm pretty shocked.

It' not like we ever left her alone.

5 posted on 11/06/2002 6:50:27 PM PST by billorites
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To: Chad Fairbanks
Yeah, all the guys with High Performance Vehicles and smokes got the stuff and then the girls ended up wiggling their way into the HPVs on the side.
6 posted on 11/06/2002 6:50:42 PM PST by Cvengr
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To: hocndoc
"We've heard from Bill Clinton that oral sex is not sex, or that it doesn't carry consequences, but we know now that the human papilloma virus can be transmitted by the mouth during oral sex," Steben told reporters.

There's that Bill Clinton legacy again. Those Democrats must be so proud of him.

7 posted on 11/06/2002 6:51:32 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Chad Fairbanks
"Well, that sucks."

What can I say? Thanks for the laugh, I needed it tonight!

8 posted on 11/06/2002 6:53:11 PM PST by realpatriot
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To: Cvengr
Oh... I know someone who has an HPV... a HOnda Cervix, I think....
9 posted on 11/06/2002 6:54:12 PM PST by Chad Fairbanks
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To: Chad Fairbanks; RedBloodedAmerican
What kind of MPG does the Cervix get ?
10 posted on 11/06/2002 6:56:14 PM PST by cmsgop
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To: cmsgop
It takes a lot...
11 posted on 11/06/2002 6:56:42 PM PST by Chad Fairbanks
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To: Chad Fairbanks
In my Old Camaro I modified a Fallopian Tube so I could get more Torqe
12 posted on 11/06/2002 6:58:10 PM PST by cmsgop
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To: Chad Fairbanks
My friend Hyman said it could not be done....

but I licked the problem.....
13 posted on 11/06/2002 7:00:42 PM PST by cmsgop
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To: cmsgop
Oh... Cool... so, now youu can do 0-60 in what? 9 months? ;0)
14 posted on 11/06/2002 7:00:57 PM PST by Chad Fairbanks
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To: Chad Fairbanks
If she smokes I could get results in 6 months.....!!!!!!
15 posted on 11/06/2002 7:02:24 PM PST by cmsgop
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To: cmsgop
In my Old Camaro I modified a Fallopian Tube so I could get more Torqe

Yeah...but you couldn't beat my Hot Rod.

16 posted on 11/06/2002 7:05:53 PM PST by eddie willers
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To: eddie willers
Do cars even have pistons and cylinders today?
17 posted on 11/06/2002 7:10:24 PM PST by Chad Fairbanks
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To: Chad Fairbanks
Thanks for the bumps, guys.

Be sure and show the article to your daughters: It's estimated that 20% of them have sex by 15 years old. Although half are still virgins in college, it's often only by a technicality. Even the magazine "Oprah" covered the subject this last month.

How about this article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/11/03/fashion/03TEEN.html

The author got it right in one quote:
Girls have become "sexualized" and believe, "This is all I have to offer."

Here's an editorial concerning the NYT article:
http://www.townhall.com/columnists/benshapiro/bs20021106.shtml
18 posted on 11/06/2002 7:13:25 PM PST by hocndoc
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To: cmsgop
NO! You "Just say No," to smoking. We have a zero tolerance policy on smoking.
19 posted on 11/06/2002 7:15:08 PM PST by hocndoc
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To: hocndoc
Actually, I can't take anyone seriously when they spout crap like "women get pap smears because of promiscuity"...


Talk about painting with a broad (no offense, ladies) brush...
20 posted on 11/06/2002 7:15:37 PM PST by Chad Fairbanks
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To: Chad Fairbanks
Do cars even have pistons and cylinders today?

Yes, they still do. But on a sad note, they are all infected with MTB.

LVM

21 posted on 11/06/2002 7:17:33 PM PST by LasVegasMac
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To: PhantomErick
I was attempting to think of an appropriate addition to this thread.

Then I saw your picture.

Priceless!

and saved for the archive file!

LVM

22 posted on 11/06/2002 7:19:26 PM PST by LasVegasMac
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To: hocndoc
Steben recommended that if women engage in oral sex, they require that their male partner wear a condom.

Bummer...

SR

23 posted on 11/06/2002 7:27:43 PM PST by sit-rep
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To: Chad Fairbanks
It's the truth. Women in monogamous relationships, who have normal exams 3 years in a row may decide (with their doctors) to go 2 to 5 years between exams.
You may find it difficult to take seriously, but that's only because no one's explained the connection to you, before.


Cervical cancer is caused by Human Papilloma Virus. 98% to 99% of all cervical cancers are positive for the virus (some believe 100%:
http://www.medinstitute.org/annotbibliog/Articles%20A/a_6.htm
"Walboomers JM, Jacobs MV, Manos MM, et al. Human papillomavirus is a necessary cause of invasive cervical cancer worldwide. J Pathology. 1999;189:12-19." )

Cervical cancer is the result of an STD. The pap smear tests for the early results of HPV.

(BTW, I'm a female Family Practitioner.)
24 posted on 11/06/2002 7:35:13 PM PST by hocndoc
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OLD news. Herpes is a risk too, from cold sores.
25 posted on 11/06/2002 7:43:11 PM PST by KneelBeforeZod
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To: billorites
Is this your dog?


26 posted on 11/06/2002 7:43:56 PM PST by KarlInOhio
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To: hocndoc
So, women in monogamous relationships never get cervical cancer???
27 posted on 11/06/2002 7:44:27 PM PST by Chad Fairbanks
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To: cmsgop
If she smokes I could get results in 6 months.....!!!!!!

You know Mustang Sally?

28 posted on 11/06/2002 7:52:29 PM PST by IncPen
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To: Chad Fairbanks
Sure, if infected before marriage, or if their partners were infected. (It's another one of those things that can happen the first time.)

Besides the risk of cancer, surgery, death, and all those *fun* pap smears, think of the costs (from "Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Prevention of genital HPV infection and sequelae: Report of an external
consultants’ meeting. December 1999. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/nchstp/dstd/dstdp.html. ):
"(4) Over 50 percent of sexually active women have been infected with one or more types of genital HPV.

(5) Approximately 15 percent of sexually active women are currently infected, and 50 to 75 percent of those are infected with high-risk
types more likely to lead to cancer.

(6) There are 400,000 to 500,000 cases of cervical cancer per year worldwide

(7) There are approximately 14,000 cases of cervical cancer and 5,000 deaths from cervical cancer each year in the United States

(8) There are more than 2.5 million abnormal Pap smears per year in the United States

(9) The annual economic burden of genital HPV infection in the U.S. is between $1.6 billion and $6 billion, making it the second most
costly STD after HIV.

(10) Condoms are likely to be less effective for prevention of HPV than for preventing STDs that are transmitted via body fluids."
http://www.medinstitute.org/medical/index.htm
29 posted on 11/06/2002 8:01:19 PM PST by hocndoc
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To: hocndoc
Blow The Man Down

Oh, blow the man down, bullies, blow the man down
Way aye blow the man down
Oh, blow the man down, bullies, blow him away
Give me some time to blow the man down!

As I was a walking down Paradise Street
Way aye blow the man down
A pretty young damsel I chanced for to meet.
Give me some time to blow the man down!

She was round in the counter and bluff in the bow,
Way aye blow the man down
So I took in all sail and cried, "Way enough now."
Give me some time to blow the man down!

So I tailed her my flipper and took her in tow
Way aye blow the man down
And yardarm to yardarm away we did go.
Give me some time to blow the man down!

But as we were going she said unto me
Way aye blow the man down
"There's a spanking full-rigger just ready for sea."
Give me some time to blow the man down!

But as soon as that packet was clear of the bar
Way aye blow the man down
The mate knocked me down with the end of a spar.
Give me some time to blow the man down!

It's starboard and larboard on deck you will sprawl
Way aye blow the man down
For Kicking Jack Williams commands the Black Ball.
Give me some time to blow the man down!

So I give you fair warning before we belay,
Way aye blow the man down
Don't ever take head of what pretty girls say.
Give me some time to blow the man down!
30 posted on 11/06/2002 8:09:44 PM PST by APBaer
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To: APBaer
I guess a bump is a bump.

I hop you learn a little while you're here. (And never have to hold anyone's hand while they wait for the pathology report.)
31 posted on 11/06/2002 8:26:10 PM PST by hocndoc
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To: hocndoc
"Hope.."
32 posted on 11/06/2002 8:26:45 PM PST by hocndoc
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To: hocndoc
Rx:

1 large chill pill, as often as necessary.
33 posted on 11/06/2002 8:36:41 PM PST by APBaer
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To: APBaer
Thanks for the bump. But, this is a behavior, not medicine.

I guess you could count it as the best medicine: preventative, to convince girls, boys, men and women that they don't want to risk their health and hearts. Or the health of their future spouses.

Wonder why so many of you are bothered to know that cervical cancer is due to an STD?
34 posted on 11/06/2002 10:05:12 PM PST by hocndoc
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