Violence against Women Raises Risk of Cervical Cancer.

  title={Violence against Women Raises Risk of Cervical Cancer.},
  author={Ann L Coker and Claudia Hopenhayn and Christopher P Desimone and Heather M Bush and Leslie A Crofford},
  journal={Journal of women's health},
  volume={18 8},
BACKGROUND An emerging literature suggests that violence against women (VAW), particularly sexual violence, may increase the risk of acquiring a sexually transmitted infection (STI) and, therefore, may be associated with cervical cancer development. The purpose of this cross-sectional analysis was to determine if women who had experienced violence had higher prevalence rates of invasive cervical cancer. METHODS Women aged 18-88 who joined the Kentucky Women's Health Registry (2006-2007) and… CONTINUE READING