Knowledge and awareness of cervical cancer and human papillomavirus among female students in an Ethiopian University: A cross-sectional study

Akshaya Srikanth Bhagavathula* (Corresponding Author), Zelalem Tilahun Tesfaye, Eyob Alemayehu Gebreyohannes, Henok Getachew Tegegn

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Abstract

Cervical cancer is causing a huge burden in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It mainly affects women in their young ages making female university students at risk of cervical cancer. Knowledge and awareness about cervical cancer and human papillomavirus (HPV) in SSA including Ethiopia is very poor. We aimed to assess the knowledge and awareness of cervical cancer and HPV in University of Gondar (UOG) medicine and health science female students.A cross-sectional study was done.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)198
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Preventive Medicine
Volume10
Issue number1
Early online date6 Nov 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2019

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Keywords

  • Awareness
  • cervical cancer
  • Ethiopia
  • females
  • human papillomavirus
  • knowledge

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