marxism and monogamy. On Cervical Cancer.

Louis R Godena louisgodena at ids.net
Tue Sep 17 18:04:00 MDT 1996


Carrol writes:

>    The current (Sept. 1) issue of *Science News* (p. 170) reports on
>a study that reveals that women whose husbands are not monogamous have
>many times the cervical cancer rate than women whose husbands are.
>"The risk is especially great when a husband has trysts with prosti-
>tutes. Indeed, wives of men who reported having seen a prostitute
>at least 10 times during their marriage had 11 times the risk of
>developing cervical cancer as the wives of men who had not contact
>with prostitutes." Human papillomavirutses (HPVs) are a trivial
>STD in themselves (and the body's own immune system clears them in
>a few years), but those viruses also cause cervical cancer.

This has been well known since the 40s,  I believe (the original studies
were done on nuns).    It is also true that if a woman has multiple partners
she runs the same risk.

Louis (G)



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