What's Up with HPV? It's Time to Vaccinate Your Sons.
Boys and girls should both be vaccinated for HPV
CDC now recommends that both boys and girls ages 11 and 12 be vaccinated for HPV.
It is also recommended that young men ages 13-21 who have not previously received the full 3 doses of the vaccine be vaccinated. More...
Why boys, too?
Men have a higher risk of developing cancer from HPV than women
Of the 11,500 cases of HPV-associated mouth and throat cancers, the majority of cases, over 9,300, are diagnosed in men. More...
There is currently no way to screen men for HPV
Yes, you read this correctly. There is currently no testing method available to determine if a man has been infected with HPV. So a man may infect his partner because he doesn't realize that he's has HPV. More...
HPV causes a lot of cancer - more than you may have realized
12,000 cervical cancer and 18,000 total cancer diagnoses in women each year. More...
7,500 cancer diagnoses in men each year including: 5,600 oropharynx (back of throat) cancers, 1,500 anal cancers, and 400 penile cancers. More...
Possibly 70-80% of all head and neck cancers, previously caused by smoking and tobbacco use. More...
HPV can also cause anal cancer. More...
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Last Reviewed: May 01, 2013