Informing Young Girls about the Risk of HPV Infection in Developing Cervical Cancer and Preventing

Authors

  • Genta Nallbani

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.26417/240vll16

Keywords:

Information, HPV, cervical cancer, prevention1.

Abstract

This study aims to provide detailed information about HPV as a widespread sexually transmitted infection, which is considered one of the most important factors in the occurrence of cervical cancer in young girls,emphasizing the connection between infection.Participants were 126 randomly choosed young girls at the master's level student at Sport University of Tirana.Date were collected using a questionnaire investigating risk factors as well as knowledge on this sexually transmitted infection of HPV where through a descriptive and informative letter which was distributed to all girls participating in this study.From this study it was observed that a significant number of them were aware of the virus and ways of transmission 81 girls (64.28%),of which 22 girls (17.46%) had in hearing that it was a sexually transmitted virus, 11 girls (8.73%) had read that this virus could cause cervical cancer, 9 (7.14%) of whom had heard of an HPV-related vaccine,while 3 of them (2.39) refused to complete this questionnaire.From the data collected in this study it was noticed that information and awareness campaigns should be carried out immediately for this age group as the most at risk in relation to sexually transmitted infections and in particular HPV,enabling in this form the ability to care more specifically for their health thus preventing very dangerous pathologies such as cervical cancer.However for this aspiration to be realized,in practice requires a greater understanding on the part of these young girls of the natural history of early HPV infection and its role in creating cervical epithelial abnormalities.

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Published

2022-01-01

How to Cite

Lindita, & Nallbani, G. (2022). Informing Young Girls about the Risk of HPV Infection in Developing Cervical Cancer and Preventing. European Journal of Medicine and Natural Sciences, 5(1), 9–14. https://doi.org/10.26417/240vll16