Can a woman have cervical cancer if she is a virgin. Is it true that if a woman does not have children at the a age of thirty can be at risk of having fibrosis and complications during giving birth. Thank you.
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
It is very unlikely that you would get cervical cancer if you are a virgin. But it is not known for sure if this completely protects you. There are risk factors for developing changes in the cervix that can lead to cancer, or for cervical cancer itself. Being sexually active from a young age is a well known risk factor.
There are some risks associated with having a baby after 30-
1. The most fertile and high quality eggs are produced in the age group of 20 to 30. So the quality of the eggs begins to deteriorate if you have a baby after 30.
2. The chances of having a baby with Down's syndrome is 1 in 1000 at the age of 30. However the same risks increase to 1 in 400 if you are planning to have a baby at age 35.
3. The number of eggs in the woman and the sperm in the men tends to decrease after age 30. This means that getting pregnant can become more difficult naturally as you grow older. Infertility can become a problem.
4. For an average woman below 30 the risk of having a miscarriage in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy is between 12% to 15%. For a woman over 35 years of age the same risk increases to 20%.
5.There is an increased risk of placenta praevia with advancing age of mother.
Hope this helps. Take care
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