According to researchers at the University of Washington at Seattle, condoms significantly reduce the risk of human papilloma virus (HPV). HPV is the primary cause of cervical cancer in sexually active women.
The study accentuates proper condom use as the prime factor for protection against this viral infection. But condom protection is not fool proof, so screening still plays an integral roll in fighting cervical cancer.
The study shows that women, who use condoms correctly and consistently, had a lesser chance of contracting HPV, than those who didn’t. About 50% of sexually active women are infected with HPV.