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Time to Stop Cervical Cancer

Time to Stop Cervical Cancer: Get Vaccinated. Get Screened.

Campaign Overview

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month! The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), would like to inform Alabamians that cervical cancer is over 90% preventable!

State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris said, “Because cervical cancer is over 90 percent preventable, it is important for women to take charge and be active participants in their own health. Both screenings and HPV vaccinations help reduce the risk of illness and death.”

Cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of death for women in the United States. Through screening and vaccination, this number has significantly decreased with hopes of a continuous decline. In order to do this, we need your help! To help prevent cervical cancer, ADPH urges women to:

  • Get vaccinated.
  • Practice safe sex.
  • Be smoke-free.
  • Have routine cervical screenings.

Cervical Cancer is only 1 of 2 cancers that can be prevented through screening! In addition to being screened, HPV vaccination is recommended. HPV is the most common cause of cervical cancer and can be transmitted by men and women through intimate skin to skin contact. Although men are not at risk for cervical cancer, HPV vaccination is encouraged because they can acquire other types of HPV-related cancers such as penile, anal, and oropharyngeal cancers. The Title X Family Planning Program offers free or low-cost cervical screenings and HPV vaccinations through the 81 County Health Departments located throughout the state.

Get Involved

Time to Stop Cervical Cancer (Pink)Social Media Toolkit

Please download and share these images on your social media sites to raise awareness of Cervical Cancer & prevention throughout the month of January!

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Cervical cancer causes the death of about 4,000 women in the U.S. every year. Screening can catch cervical cancer early and help save lives! The ADPH Family Planning Program offers free cervical cancer screenings to eligible women. #NowIsTheTime to get screened! Learn more at

#NowIsTheTime to find out if you are eligible for free cervical cancer screening from the ADPH Family Planning Program. Screening can find cancer early enough to save your life! Learn more at

Women ages 21-65 may be eligible for free cervical cancer screening from the ADPH Family Planning Program. #NowIsTheTime to visit to to find out if you qualify!


Cervical cancer is caused by a type of Human Papillomavirus (HPV), a common virus spread through sexual contact. There are around 14,000 new cases of cervical cancer each year, and about 4,000 women die from it annually. #NowIsTheTime to get the HPV vaccine! Learn more at

Did you know that there is a vaccine that can prevent infections that cause cervical cancer? This type of cancer is caused by a common, sexually-transmitted virus called HPV. The HPV vaccine is recommended for boys and girls starting at age 11 to 12 years. #NowIsTheTime to learn more about this potentially life-saving vaccine! Visit for more information.

The leading cause of cervical cancer is a common virus known as Human Papillomavirus, or HPV. HPV is spread through sexual contact, and there are no symptoms to warn you that you may have it --- and that you may spread it to others. #NowIsTheTime to learn more about this virus, and the vaccine that can prevent it! Visit for more information..


Get Vaccinated

Get Screened

Page last updated: May 16, 2024