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Is This Why You Aren’t Vaccinating Your Teenager for HPV?

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Is This Why You Aren’t Vaccinating Your Teenager for HPV?

A recent study (MMWR. 2013; 62:591-5)) examined why parents are not vaccinating their teenage girls for the HPV virus. Do any of these reasons resonate with you? 1.  It’s not needed or necessary. Perhaps because your daughter or son is young and there is no way, no how, that she/he would be sexually active right…

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Surprising Factors that Place You at Higher Risk for HPV

The human papilloma virus (HPV) is a common sexually-transmitted virus that increases the risk of genital warts and several cancers, including those of the cervix, vulva, vagina, penis, anus, tonsils, mouth, throat, tongue, head and neck. HPV can be spread by skin-to-skin contact that occurs with oral, vaginal or anal sex, or by shared use…

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Can You ‘Catch’ Cancer?

We’ve come a long way in cancer awareness over the past half-century and most of us now know that cancer is not contagious, right? Correct. But, in fact, you can acquire a common virus – Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) – that increases your chance to develop a variety of cancers. Since January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, we…

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