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I’ve heard that anal sex can cause anal cancer. Why is that? Does it have to do with STDs?

I’ve heard that anal sex can cause anal cancer. Why is that? Does it have to do with STDs?

I have the kind of HPV that causes cervical cancer...will it hurt my husband?

Today I went to my gynecologist for a colposcopy and biopsy. She said I most likely have HPV...the kind that causes cancer. I feel devastated, dirty and ashamed. I’ve never been promiscuous. I’ve only had three sexual partners and two of them were husbands. With my other partner, we used condoms and that was over nine years ago in my early teens. Now I’m a married Mennonite woman with three children and I’m afraid to have sex with my husband because I’m afraid he’ll get HPV. Neither of us have any visible signs of warts. Should he get tested? How could this hurt him if he has it?

Can we have normal sex after cervical cancer treatment?

My wife found out she might have cervical cancer and is scheduled to have a LEEP procedure done to remove some of the cells...what do I need to know about having sex with her after the procedure? Will she be okay? Will we be able to have normal sex?