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Should my girlfriend wait until after her gardasil shot to have sex?

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In brief: Yes

Yes, it is best to wait until fully protected.

In brief: Yes

Yes, it is best to wait until fully protected.
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: It would be safer

Gardasil is a 3-shot vaccine that prevents infection from 2 strains of hpv virus that cause cervical cancer, and 2 strains that cause genital warts.
It also prevents anal warts (and maybe anal cancer) due to the same strains, in both men and women. The antibodies one produces from the vaccine flow in the bloodstream everywhere. Other body sites are probably protected, but this has not been proven.

In brief: It would be safer

Gardasil is a 3-shot vaccine that prevents infection from 2 strains of hpv virus that cause cervical cancer, and 2 strains that cause genital warts.
It also prevents anal warts (and maybe anal cancer) due to the same strains, in both men and women. The antibodies one produces from the vaccine flow in the bloodstream everywhere. Other body sites are probably protected, but this has not been proven.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Robert Kwok
2015 update: The original Gardasil protects against 4 HPV strains. A new Gardasil that adds protection against 5 more cancer-causing strains of HPV, to protect against a total of 9 HPV strains, will be available this year. This new version of the vaccine is called Gardasil 9.
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