Warts are growths on the skin that are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus. They can occur anywhere on the body but are more commonly found on the face and hands. There are different types of warts depending on their formation and their location. Most warts are the same color as the rest of the skin however some can be darker or lighter. They can grow in singles and multiples as well. There are different types of warts depending on where they grow and the manner in which they grow. One of the types of warts is genital warts. These are warts that occur in and around the genital region. Both men and women can suffer from them.
Female genital warts are warts that grow around the genital area in females and can be a very embarrassing and painful experience. There are different types of the HPV virus but oinly 2 of them are responsible for causing female genital warts.
Mode of transmission of the virus
These are the different ways that the HPV virus can be transmitted in women.
- Sexual contact- this is said to be the most common form of transmission of the virus.
- Personal objects- things like towels and personal clothing may be a way of women transmitting the virus amongst themselves and to their partners as well.
- Oral sex- it has been shown that this sexual act does have the potential to transfer the virus. However, studies show that the virus prefers the genitals as compared to the mouth.
- Birth- it is possible for a mother to transmit the virus to her child through giving birth.
- Self transmission- this happens when the woman causes the virus to be spread from her genitals to other parts of her body by touching it.
This is the most contagious form of warts and it has been proven that two thirds of women can get the virus if they have sexual relations with a partner who is already infected with it. The parts of the body that are affected by this virus are the anus, cervix, perineum, vulva and vagina.
Most women are often curious as to know if a woman can still fall pregnant even she is infected with the virus. Research has shown that it is possible for a woman to fall pregnant and that the virus does not affect the pregnancy in a major way. However, there are some setbacks such as the warts growing bigger and the treatment for the warts not being compatible with the pregnancy.