HPV causes cancer. Human papilloma virus causes cancer of the cervix, vagina, and vulva. Your daughters and nieces should get vaccinated.
Definitely. Two types of hpv (hpv 16 and 18) cause about 70% of cervical cancers and can also cause cancers of the penis, vulva, and vagina. In addition, hpv 16 is now associated with the majority or oral/throat cancers in this country. A vaccine now exists. Ask your doctor!