Human papillomavirus or HPV is not one virus, but a family of them. HPV can be sexually transmitted, and it can cause genital warts and cervical cancer. HPV infections are very common, but relatively few people have lasting health effects.

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I Had My Cervix Removed at 29—and I Can Still Get Pregnant

Jane Martinez, 30, of New Jersey, was diagnosed with cervical cancer after a routine Pap test and opted for a radical trachelectomy to remove her cervix and preserve her fertility.