The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that boys and young men should be vaccinated against human papillomavirus, or HPV, to protect against anal and throat cancers that can result from sexual activity. In 2006 the panel had recommended the vaccine for girls and young women ages 11 to 26.
To find out more read the article in the New York Times.
The CDC has produced a fact sheet “HPV Vaccine Information for Young Women – Fact Sheet.” The fact sheet includes information such as why it’s important, who should receive the vaccine, effectiveness of the vaccine, how long the protection lasts, the safety of the vaccine and more.
For information regarding HPV visit – MedlinePlus
Consult with your healthcare provider regarding this new recommendation.
Posted by – Susan, Health Reference Services