Medical and Scientific: How your sex choices put you at risk

18 Jan 2021 - Medical and Scientific

While it is well established that a virus transmitted through oral sex can cause oral cancer, a new study published in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, has detailed how the nuances of this intimate practice can affect risk. The human papillomavirus (HPV) can infect the back of the mouth and the throat and, in a small number of people, can eventually lead to oropharyngeal cancer. It had been thought the number of sexual partners was the main risk factor and, while the study found having more than 10 prior oral sex partners was associated with a 4.3 times greater likelihood of developing this cancer, there was more.

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