Support for a good cause – Power Over Cervical Cancer

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hi ladies,

 

< sharing some personal views on my blog and adult content related >

As divorce rate rises, social media become more popular and a way to make friends, tinder app, okc app, all the dating app and all the ways that guys can get girls and developed something that is too much and people losing their faith and religion. i would say, a way is to stay true to your religion and faith in believing the glory of life by going and attending RCIA class and not to sleep around or get hooked up too easily.

To singles out there, it is okay to be one. Live life happy and and spend time to upgrade and study more 🙂

i am here create the awareness of Cervical cancer and how it can affect us ladies and option for prevention especially for those who have casual sex. Also, for ladies out there who are under sexual harassment and under force by sex, whether legal age or not, if by force, you can report and click on the following site to read more :

www.aware.org.sg/rape/

i am also quoting from the site :

Date Rape

Is it possible to be raped by a boyfriend or date?

Yes, it is possible. In fact, the majority of rape is committed by someone known to the victim. It does not matter whether the person is known to the victim, or whether the victim has had sex with the offender in the past. If the act was non-consensual, it constitutes rape.Being in a romantic or intimate relationship with another party does not constitute consent to sexual intercourse in general for the duration of the relationship. There must be consent each time.Is it possible that the victim was at fault because she wore sexy or revealing clothes or she was drunk? No. Rape is never the fault of the victim/survivor who did not give consent to sexual intercourse.It does not matter if the victim was drunk, wore a mini-skirt or was out alone at night. No one has the right to abuse someone else and no one has the right to rape another person.The behaviour of the victim does not lessen the criminal culpability of the offender unless it constitutes consent to sexual intercourse.

For more information

see Date Rape. – Click here

So victim. do not be afraid , call the helpline : 1800-774-5935 or email : aware@aware.org.sg

Read more here : http://www.loveisrespect.org

So young girls out there, don’t give loosely to a guy or if he force you to, pls say NO , otherwise report to the police and this might get the guy jailed or being famous in our local papers . hahaha.

Reason why i share this is… do you know that Cervical cancer only happen to ladies. which means guys can just enough and “eat” you up without any risk and what makes it worst? IF it is unprotected and you got pregnant, you are the one who are going for the abortion, abortion fee as well and so on.

read more : http://www.aware.org.sg/ati/wsh-site/7-legal-rights/

And thanks to the invitation to Power Over Cervical Cancer and this let me to understand more about my body and why i should protect it and love myself. And say no to casual relationship.

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What do we need to know about Cervical cancer?

– If you are a lady, chances are possible . it does not happen to man
– Cancer causing HPV infection is silent. Early cervical Cancer has no signs or symptoms, this is why regular screening and prevention are critical

how do we protect ourselves from Cervical cancer?

– HPV vaccination was made Medisave payable in 2010 for young girls.

– It’s a 3-dose vaccination.You may go to any GP that has it. (eg.Healthway clinics).
Just tell them you wanna take the vaccination, and you can take immediately. (note : Don’t go when you are sick.)

The doctor will advise there after.
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And here i gonna share protect to tell and the myth we need to know:

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Also here are some myths about Cervical cancer… pls read on :
Myth 1: Cervical Cancer is not common, it can never happen to me
—The number of cervical Cancer cases in Singapore has been decreasing in the last 20 years because women take part in prevention programs.—Without these programs, cervical cancer is the 2nd most common cancer affecting women. Globally, 500,000 women are diagnosed each year.Myth 2: I am not at risk of Cervical Cancer as there is no such history in my family.

  • Almost all cases of Cervical cancer occur in women with no family history of it. Itis caused by a common virus – HPV.
  • There are about 130 different types of HPV, but only 15 cause cancer.

Myth 3: Getting Cervical Cancer is linked to being sexually promiscuous

—HPV is transmitted through Skin-to-skin contact:

  • Sexual intercourse orcontact at the genital area
  • Non sexual contact (mother to infant during delivery)
  • Women can still be infected from having just one partner.
  • Every sexually active woman is at risk of being infected by HPV because it is so common and so easily transmitted.

Myth 4: I am feeling well, I do not have HPV infection

—Cancer causing HPV infection is silent. Infected individuals do not know that they are infected and may unknowingly spread the virus.

—Early cervical Cancer has no signs or symptoms, this is why regular screening and prevention are critical

—As the cancer progresses, these symptoms and signs include2

– Vaginal bleeding following intercourse, or in between periods or after menopause

– Watery, bloody vaginal discharge that may be heavy and have a foul smell

– Lower abdominal pain or pain during intercourse

—Myth 5  : If I have a normal Pap smear, it means I will not have cervical cancer
A pap smear is a screening test to detect any changes in cervical cells.

—One normal Pap smear IS NOT ENOUGH to protect you from CERVICAL CANCER.

—In Singapore, all woman aged between 25 and 69 years-old who ever have had sex are advised to have a Pap smear done once every 3 years.

Myth 6: Pap Smear Program is effective, HPV vaccination is UNNECESSARY

—Pap smears and HPV vaccination play different roles in the holistic prevention of cervical cancer:

Pap smear: Detects changes in the cells of your cervix which may develop into cancer later.1

Vaccination: To help prevent certain HPV infection and reduce the risk of developing cervical pre-cancers and Cervical Cancer

Myth 7: I am already sexually active, so the vaccine will not work for me

  • The best time to vaccinate is prior to sexual debut.
  • It does not treat or protect against any HPV infection you may already have. But it is very rare that you are infected by both types of cancer causing HPV at the same time.
  • HPV vaccine has been proven to protect thousands of women in the clinical trials who were already sexually active.

Myth 8: My daughter is too young to be vaccinated. She won’t be at risk of cervical cancer at the age of 10

—Better immunogenicity1

–Immune response is stronger when vaccinating young

—Singapore’s recommendation2

–Singapore has included HPV vaccination into it’s National Childhood Immunization Programme starting from age 9-26 years.

–The decision to go for HPV vaccination is based on informed choice.

Myth 9: Vaccinating adolescents will encourage sexual promiscuity

  • The goal of vaccination is to reduce the risk of cervical cancer.
  • Therefore, vaccination should not encourage promiscuity

Myth 10: I must wait for my daughters menses before vaccination

—Vaccination will not impact the onset of the menstrual cycle

—The antibodies generated by the vaccine will not interfere with adolescent development

—The main side effects associated with the vaccine are:

◦Injection site pain, redness
◦Low grade fever
◦Fatigue

for additional information. pls google Cervical cancer and read more 🙂
Thanks for the lovely cakes and the beautiful settings at the event .
Leave a comments if you have any questions about cervical cancer. thank you
IMG_202780068107310Disclaimer: Protect to Tell – Cervical Cancer Awareness” on 12th April 2014 Sat (the “Event”) was held as a lunch session, organised and sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline Pte Ltd. I was not paid for participating in the Event. All personal views expressed here are entirely my own.
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