A 45-year-old member asked:
who all must get the hpv vaccine?
4 doctor answers
Dr. Andrew Turrisi answered
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Medically all 11 and: 12 year old children benefit by eliminating infection with hpv 16 & 18, the cause of most cervix cancer, and boys pass to girls and girls to boys. Also now, the hpv 16 infects pharynxes, and infection is easy, oral-oral (kissing) most efficient, but oral gential works too. Girls/young women are approved. Prudes are not considering health effects. A collison of science and religion.
Answered on Jul 16, 2012
Dr. Randolph Thomas answered
39 years experience Pediatrics
Recommend ages 11-26: Hpv vaccine is recommended for all children at age 11 or 12 but is approved for use from 9-26 in both sexes. It's recommended for all girls through age 26 and for boys through 21 years of age (through age 26 for men who have sex with men). There are two vaccines. Both reduce the risk of cervical and anal cancer but the Gardasil also protects against two strains causing 90% of genital warts.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
Dr. Yash Khanna answered
56 years experience Family Medicine
Females9-26Males9-21: It is given to females from age 9to26 And for males 9to21 years age
Answered on Apr 1, 2015
Dr. Brian Nguyen answered
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Men and Women: The HPV Vaccine/Gardisil/Cervarix is recommended for all men and women <26 years old for preventing the acquisition/spread of human papilloma virus (type 6, 11, 16, and 18), which can cause genital warts & cancer in men & women (cervix, vagina, penis, anus, and oral!) It won't affect your periods/fertility/sexual activity. Safe even if sexually active, if you have the virus, & when breastfeeding
Answered on May 25, 2015
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