Why does she not say, "the results back up the need for girls, especially in deprived areas, to be taught the importance of not beginning sexual activity at an early age"? Why is it always assumed that whereas human beings can cut down their carbon use, and even give up the highly addictive activity of smoking, they cannot change their sexual habits?
Having sex at an early age has been linked with double the risk of developing cervical cancer.
An investigation into why poorer women have a higher risk of the disease found they tended to have sex around four years earlier than more affluent women.
It had been thought that the disparity was due to low screening uptake in poorer areas, but the study found this was not the most important factor.
The latest findings are published in the British Journal of Cancer. Read more
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