Con Amor Aprendemos is an evidence-based program designed by the Cervical Cancer Foundation and the South Atlantic Division of the American Cancer Society to educate Hispanic/Latino couples about the human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer in a culturally appropriate manner.
In 2018, new cases of cervical cancer among Latina/Hispanic women were 2,357 and 586 Latina/Hispanic women died from cervical cancer. For every 100,000 Latina/Hispanic women, 9 new cancers of the cervix were reported, and 2 Latina/Hispanic women died from cervical cancer. Given these facts, the Cervical Cancer Foundation seeks to educate this community on the importance of Pap or HPV screening tests and the vaccine. The Con Amor Aprendemos Program has been sponsored by the American Cancer Society’s South Atlantic Division and the Prevent Cancer Foundation. This program has been used in the US and to train over 200 health educators in El Salvador in other Latin American countries with high rates of cervical cancer.