If you are not up to 16-years but you are having sex, you must read this
Early female child marriage and sexual intercourse before the age of 16 is a predisposing factor to cervical cancer, according to the National Obstetric Fistula Centre (NOFIC) in Ebonyi.
Prof. Johnson Obuna, the Medical Director of NOFIC, made the remark on Friday during the launch of a free cervical cancer screening and treatment program for women in the state.
The state government, in partnership with the governor’s wife, Mrs Rachael Umahi, organized the activity through the state Executive Committee on Medical Screening.
According to Obuna, marrying a girl child before she becomes 16 puts her at risk for cancer.
Multiple sexual partners, according to the medical expert, put women in danger of developing health problems.
To lessen risk factors, he pushed for the inclusion of sex education in primary and secondary school curricula.
The medical director stated that if the problem was disclosed early on, it might be diagnosed, prevented, and halted.
In contrast to ovarian cancer, he believes that cervical cancer can be cured if detected early on.
“Apart from early screening, another preventable measure is by not allowing our girl child to marry early. “Early marriage and exposure to sexual intercourse before age 16 is a predisposing factor for cervical cancer,” he said.