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If kids have the HPV vaccine are they more likely to be sexually active?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No.

How kids react to the hpv vaccine depends in part how you promote it.
If a parent treats this like just another vaccine that they get, there will be no change in behaviour. The hpv vaccine has the ability to really help millions of people both men and women. It is encouraged that all kids get vaccinated.

In brief: No.

How kids react to the hpv vaccine depends in part how you promote it.
If a parent treats this like just another vaccine that they get, there will be no change in behaviour. The hpv vaccine has the ability to really help millions of people both men and women. It is encouraged that all kids get vaccinated.
Dr. Megan Bird
Dr. Megan Bird
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2 doctors agree

In brief: HPV

A vaccine does not make a person more sexually active.
..This is a common argument against these shots and just makes no sense.

In brief: HPV

A vaccine does not make a person more sexually active.
..This is a common argument against these shots and just makes no sense.
Dr. Richard Sarle
Dr. Richard Sarle
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Not a set of keys

This vaccine is not a set of keys to the chastity belt.
There are dozens of strains of HPV and the most current Gardasil only helps protect against 9 & only if you complete the series & not previously exposed. It also doesn't protect against herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia or many other STD's. Teens are often oblivious to any risk anyway. If you think it would stop them from sex you are misinformed.

In brief: Not a set of keys

This vaccine is not a set of keys to the chastity belt.
There are dozens of strains of HPV and the most current Gardasil only helps protect against 9 & only if you complete the series & not previously exposed. It also doesn't protect against herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia or many other STD's. Teens are often oblivious to any risk anyway. If you think it would stop them from sex you are misinformed.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: What?

The hpv vaccine does not make kids hornier, and most sexually mature kids are not particularly concerned with stds.
It is hormones that drive them and all the vaccine does is save the lives of many kids down the road from developing malignancies related to the infection. It should be widely used.

In brief: What?

The hpv vaccine does not make kids hornier, and most sexually mature kids are not particularly concerned with stds.
It is hormones that drive them and all the vaccine does is save the lives of many kids down the road from developing malignancies related to the infection. It should be widely used.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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