Cervical cancer: how nurses can dispel myths and offer support around HPV
Nurses can help dispel the myths about the human papillomavirus that can damage relationships and harm women’s confidence and mental health, according to Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust
- Nurses should check patients’ understanding of the human papillomavirus (HPV) and be prepared for difficult questions
- HPV is a normal consequence of sexual intercourse and usually resolves itself naturally
- Ignorance can affect relationships, confidence and mental health if infidelity is suspected
Stigma and misunderstanding about human papillomavirus (HPV) can have a damaging effect on women’s lives, according to a cancer charity.
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