Infectious causes of cervicitis are preventable by using common-sense, safe-sex practices.
- Limit your sexual contacts. Know your partner's sexual history. Make condoms a routine part of sex. Spermicides, in addition to
condoms, probably help prevent cervicitis.
- Make sure you are treated immediately for vaginal infections before they spread to your cervix.
- Have a regular physical exams and Pap tests are recommended, regardless of whether or not you are experiencing any symptoms, especially if you are sexually active.
- Recommend that your partner be screened for STIs on a regular basis.
- Avoid chemical irritants in deodorized tampons, douches, or sprays.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/9/2012
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