Before 2011, this country couldn’t screen for cervical cancer let alone prevent it. Since then everything’s changed.
Despite cervical cancer being the most preventable form of cancer, it is afflicting more South African women than any other kind.
Boys should also be vaccinated for the Human Papillomavirus, which is the leading cause of cervical cancer, according to a report.
SA spends an enormous amount on preventative medicine but no one can tell where the failures are.
The HPV vaccine roll-out is prompting parents to rethink how they talk to children about sex.