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Need Gardasil If Not Sexually Active
Depends: At 34 years of age, you will not qualify for insurance coverage under the recommended guidelines for the vaccine to be given. Current recomendations are for ages between 9-26 so the vaccine will hopefully be given before the patient becomes sexually active. If you personally never intend to become active, then there is no need for the vaccine. ...Read more
Yes: In our real world, unexpected events occur every day. Human papilloma virus vaccine protects girls and women, regardless of how they come into contact with the viruses. America is a very safe country, but unfortunately, "date rape" and violent assaults happen from time to time. Criminals do carry hpv viruses, and can infect their victims. Hpv vaccines are protective in any situation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If I received the first Gardasil vaccination before I was sexually active, should I get Gardasil 9 to be safe even though I am sexually active? I am abstinent at the moment and have been for over 3 years
Possibly, but: Gardasil 9 covers 5 HPV types not present in the Quadrivalent vaccine. These serotypes may account for 20% of cervical cancer. YOUR individual risk of getting cervical cancer from these 5 types is VERY low. The incidence of CIN 1-3 is about 5 out of 1000 pap tests. 20% x .005 = A 1 in 1000 chance of your getting cervical cancer from these 5 serotypes. Gardasil 9 is approved up to age 26. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Even if not active now you may have been before and as such any exposure to human papilloma virus may have occured. Cancer may develop in patients who may have never had sexual activity. Pelvic exams are routine to evaluate the cervix and pelvis. Also ob/gyn doctors examine the whole patient including breasts and order mammograms. They are in essence the female patients family doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I haven't gotten my period for 2 mos. Not sexually active. I took bcp for a month, but nothing. I need advice. It happend a lot and went to doc b4.
I am 23 and not sexually active. My mom is freaking out because I have not had a pelvic exam yet, but do I really need one if I am not sexually active?
Basic guidelines: Most women health experts recommend pelvic exams start 2 years after any sexual activity or by 21 years of age. The process does not have to be very invasive but a visit to the obgyn with a good screening history and physical is important.Just because you don't use the equipment for sex does not mean you can ignore it. ...Read more
If you had all three HPV shots (gardasil) can you still catch genital warts? Note; i got the 3 shots before i was sexually active.
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