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I heard gardasil is only for teens. Is this true?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
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In brief: No

Gardasil is approved as a preventive measure for several strains of hpv known to be a factor in cervical cancer and genital warts.
Because these viruses are so prevalent (>50% of the population), immunization ideally should occur before any sexual activity. Many insurances are approving this for males and females 9-26. Fine for older ages, but typically sexual activity has already occurred.

In brief: No

Gardasil is approved as a preventive measure for several strains of hpv known to be a factor in cervical cancer and genital warts.
Because these viruses are so prevalent (>50% of the population), immunization ideally should occur before any sexual activity. Many insurances are approving this for males and females 9-26. Fine for older ages, but typically sexual activity has already occurred.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology

In brief: Gardasil

Gardasil is currently approved by the fda for females or males age 9-26.

In brief: Gardasil

Gardasil is currently approved by the fda for females or males age 9-26.
Dr. John Geisler
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