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Genital HPV infections are very common and are sexually transmitted. Of the more than 100 types of HPV, more than 30 types can be passed from one person to another through sexual contact. Although HPVs are usually transmitted sexually, doctors cannot say for certain when infection occurred. Most HPV infections occur without any symptoms and go away without any treatment over the course of a few years. However, HPV infection sometimes persists for many years, with or without causing cell abnormalities. This can increase a womanís risk of developing cervical cancer.
Because the main route of transmission of the HPV strains that cause cervical cancer is through sexual intercourse...
Another study done in 1952 of 13,000 nuns found no cases of cervical cancer. "