Oral s 3x increases risk of ‘HPV’ infection
Adegboyega Fawole, a professor at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), has warned that human papiloma virus (HPV) has been found in the throat of people engaging in oral sex. Fawole, who is of the department of gynaecology, UITH told NAN in Ilorin on Tuesday that HPV was mostly sexually transmitted.
“However, sex in general has also been linked with these risks,” he said.
The gynaecologist warned that those engaging in oral sex were twice more likely to have oral HPV infection than those who did not engage in oral sex.
Fawole, however, said there was no need for individuals in monogamous relationships to restrict their sexual activities if the pair was in good health. He called on people to always go for screening and check-up to guard against cancer of any kind.