What is Cervical al 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. It’s also a major cause of cervical cancer.
Why this observance? 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.
How Can I be involved? Help spread the word about Cervical Health Awareness. You can encourage women to get their well-woman visit this year, talk to your own doctor about your health, and visit the National Cervical Cancer Coalition, the official sponsor of Cervical Health Awareness Month, for more information.
To learn more about Cervical Health Awareness Month, check out the following resources:
Cervical Cancer (American Cancer Society)
Learn more about Cervical Cancer, what causes it, and how you can prevent it with the information, articles, and fact sheets provided by the American Cancer Society.
Cervical Health Awareness Toolkit (HealthFinder.gov)
This toolkit is designed to provide you with more information and resources on how to help spread the word about Cervical Cancer and how to prevent it.