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Why do they want to give boys the HPV vaccine now and what if I don't want my son to have it?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Tara Passow
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Helps boys & girls
While girls have the risk of cervical cancer from certain strains of hpv, boys are not free of problems from it.
Genital warts can be disfiguring, painful, and hard to get rid of. It's unfortunate for a boy to spread hpv to someone he loves. There are hpv-caused premalignant or malignant growths in males. (bowenoid papulosis) both sexes can get hpv-induced anal cancers.

In brief: Helps boys & girls
While girls have the risk of cervical cancer from certain strains of hpv, boys are not free of problems from it.
Genital warts can be disfiguring, painful, and hard to get rid of. It's unfortunate for a boy to spread hpv to someone he loves. There are hpv-caused premalignant or malignant growths in males. (bowenoid papulosis) both sexes can get hpv-induced anal cancers.
Dr. Tara Passow
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Dr. L. Collins
There may also be an association with laryngeal cancer from HPV transmitted through oral sex.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: It takes two
Boys & girls both get HPV.
It was originally developed to counter cervical cancer, but after good data with initial use the scope broadened to include the males that spread it without knowing. If you want you boy to risk throat cancer or giving this to his spouse, avoid it. There is certainly lots of scary misinformation out there about vaccines. The choice is yours.

In brief: It takes two
Boys & girls both get HPV.
It was originally developed to counter cervical cancer, but after good data with initial use the scope broadened to include the males that spread it without knowing. If you want you boy to risk throat cancer or giving this to his spouse, avoid it. There is certainly lots of scary misinformation out there about vaccines. The choice is yours.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: See below
From a public health standpoint, the control of genital warts and cervical and penile cancers is much more effective if both sexes are vaccinated.
For an individual male, the benefits would include reduced risk of genital warts, penile cancers, and of course transmission to others. It is a very low risk vaccine. It should be discussed with your doctor.

In brief: See below
From a public health standpoint, the control of genital warts and cervical and penile cancers is much more effective if both sexes are vaccinated.
For an individual male, the benefits would include reduced risk of genital warts, penile cancers, and of course transmission to others. It is a very low risk vaccine. It should be discussed with your doctor.
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
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