“Boys benefit directly from the HPV vaccine,” Offit stressed.
HPV led to early cervical cancer and the subsequent removal of nearly half her cervix.
Perry, she said, “is just wrong on some major issues,” including immigration and the HPV vaccine.
Almost every sexually-active man and woman will get HPV at some point in their lives.
And in 2007 he took a surprising stand in favor of administering the HPV vaccine to teenagers.
But she also recognizes that it places women who are told that they screened for HPV in a frustrating limbo.
So I sided with Rick Perry: girls should be vaccinated for HPV.
On the other hand, if you are not sexually active and were never exposed to HPV, the vaccine should work at any age.
It was during this first conversation that Erica realized how much stigma her HPV status had.
Thanks to the rise of oral sex, we now know that HPV doesn't just cause cervical cancer; it can also cause throat cancer.
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