UTRECHT, Netherlands, July 31, 2002 ( – The condom-resistant sexually transmitted disease Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) can cause the risk of cervical cancer to rise by over 100 times says research published in the current issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology.  Researchers from the University Medical Center of Utrecht looked at the more than 100 strains of HPV finding some strains increased cervical cancer risk by only 5 times while others increased it nearly 105 times.  HPV is recognized as the central cause of almost all (if not all) cervical cancer – which is the second most common cancer in women under age 35.  HPV has reached epidemic proportions in the west with studies showing one quarter of women in North America infected.  See the Abstract of the study from the Journal:   See related LifeSite coverage:  CONDOM-RESISTANT HPV IS LEADING STD IN AMERICA CONDOMS SHOWN TO BE USELESS AGAINST HPV EPIDEMIC


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