Cervicitis primary prevention

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Prince Tano Djan, BSc, MBChB [2]


Effective measures for the primary prevention of cervicitis include avoidance of the risk factors of cervicitis click here.

Primary Prevention

Effective measures for the primary prevention of cervicitis include the following:[1][2]

  • Avoidance of chemical irritants exposed to the cervix such as douches and deodorant tampons.
  • Foreign objects inserted into the vagina contraceptive devices should be placed properly.
  • abstinence) is the only absolute method of preventing sexually transmitted cervicitis. A monogamous sexual relationship with someone who is known to be free of any STD can reduce the risk.
  • By using a condom every time they have sex.
  • avoidance of other risk factors of cervicitis, click here


  1. Anderson C, Gallo MF, Hylton-Kong T, Steiner MJ, Hobbs MM, Macaluso M; et al. (2013). "Randomized controlled trial on the effectiveness of counseling messages for avoiding unprotected sexual intercourse during sexually transmitted infection and reproductive tract infection treatment among female sexually transmitted infection clinic patients". Sex Transm Dis. 40 (2): 105–10. doi:10.1097/OLQ.0b013e31827938a1. PMC 3811001. PMID 23321990.
  2. Workowski KA, Bolan GA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2015). "Sexually transmitted diseases treatment guidelines, 2015". MMWR Recomm Rep. 64 (RR-03): 1–137. PMID 26042815.

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