The HPV Vaccine For Girls? Works In Boys, Too!

New research suggests that Gardasil, the vaccine developed to protect women against some strains of the cervical cancer-causing human papilloma-virus (HPV), is also effective in preventing HPV infections in men. … Palefsky says the vaccine would still make an effective preventative health tool for everyone because the same strains of HPV that cause most cervical cancers in women also cause a majority of anal cancers in men.” Yes, HPV (or human papillomavirus) is the one that causes genital warts. So this is really good news. In women, it’s thought to lead to cervical cancer, while it can also lead to cancer of the anus and penis.

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