How oral sex behaviors can lead to cancer

Authors

  • Claudie Laprise
  • Eduardo L. Franco

Abstract

The sexual revolution in the Western world during much of the 1960s drastically changed behaviors and attitudes towards sexuality. The advent of the birth control pill, the acceptance of non-marital sex, a younger age at first intercourse, and having multiple sexual partners dramatically transformed sexual practices and norms in the last decades(1). One of the consequences was an upwards trend in the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases (STD), as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis are efficiently transmitted during sexual contacts. The consequences of the sexual revolution are felt today as more and more individuals engage in vaginal, anal and oral sex, often without protection. More than one million people worldwide acquire a sexually transmitted infection every day(2). [...]

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Author Biographies

Claudie Laprise

Postdoctoral fellow at Division of Cancer Epidemiology, Departments of Oncology and Epidemiology – Mc Gill University, Montreal, Canada.

Eduardo L. Franco

Professor and director at Division of Cancer Epidemiology, Departments of Oncology and Epidemiology – Mc Gill University, Montreal, Canada.

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Published

2018-03-10

How to Cite

1.
Laprise C, Franco EL. How oral sex behaviors can lead to cancer. DST [Internet]. 2018 Mar. 10 [cited 2024 May 27];30(1):3-5. Available from: https://bjstd.org/revista/article/view/819

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Invited Editorial