home
RSS
February 27th, 2012
07:32 AM ET

Boys should get HPV vaccination too

Parents have been hearing a lot about the human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccine. But what was once designed solely for girls and young women up to the age of 26 to protect them from different strains of the virus, is now also being strongly recommended for younger boys.

Following in the footsteps of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending females and males at 11 to 12 years of age have routine HPV vaccinations.

Doctors say the vaccine is most effective if administered before a child becomes sexually active, and responds better in the bodies of younger children, usually between the ages of 9 to 15.

HPV is known to be the root cause of cervical cancer in women, and HPV can lead to other health problems in both females and males, including genital warts and mouth and throat cancers.

Young men diagnosed with HPV have also developed penile cancer and even anal cancer. These viruses, found primarily in sexually active adolescents and young adults, are the most common sexually transmitted viruses in the United States.

It was also stressed in the AAP recommendations that young men having sex with other young men should be particularly careful and consider being vaccinated.

The policy paper recommended that men 20 to 26 years old who have not been vaccinated for HPV, or who have not completed their series of HPV shots (the vaccine is administered in three doses), should do so as soon as possible. That’s because the CDC estimates about 7,000 HPV associated cancers in the U.S. could be prevented in young men by the HPV vaccine each year.

The AAP made their decision based on data provided by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices on vaccine efficacy, safety and cost effectiveness.

Although some parents have been reluctant to have their children inoculated with another vaccine because of possible side effects, such as weakness, fever, tingling, itching and hives, researchers say the benefits outweigh the risks.


soundoff (1,063 Responses)
  1. LbsoZisse

    cialis black to buy in the uk https://ucialisdas.com/ generic cialis priligy australia

    May 18, 2021 at 13:57 | Report abuse | Reply
  2. LebnEncox

    canada pharmacy online reviews https://xlnpharmacy.com/ bitcoin pharmacy online

    May 18, 2021 at 20:11 | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Percy Kreul

    I don't know about you guys but I infatuated with airplanes. I had a friend in highschool that loved airplanes, so here are some airplane related stuff I don't know about you guys but I love airplanes. I had a friend in highschool that loved airplanes, so here are some airplane related stuff https://www.airlinereporter.com/2009/06/sukhoi-superjet-has-paris-airshow-flight/

    http://www.hotfrog.com/search/mountlake-terrace2Cwa/freight

    May 19, 2021 at 03:43 | Report abuse | Reply
  4. AnooEncox

    wer kann mir viagra verkaufen http://llviagra.com/ – quanto tempo demora para fazer efeito o viagra buy viagra online overnight delivery

    May 19, 2021 at 09:35 | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Chance Hammel

    Have you ever heard of second life (sl for short). It is essentially a online game where you can do anything you want. Second life is literally my second life (pun intended lol). If you would like to see more you can see these sl authors and blogs

    http://myvedana.blogspot.com/2006/03/messages-on-walls.html?m=0

    May 20, 2021 at 02:38 | Report abuse | Reply
  6. chloroquineorigin

    hcq https://chloroquineorigin.com/ buy chloroquine phosphate chloroquine phosphate chlorochin

    May 20, 2021 at 04:27 | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Merrill Copher

    Have you ever heard of second life (sl for short). It is essentially a online game where you can do anything you want. sl is literally my second life (pun intended lol). If you would like to see more you can see these second life authors and blogs

    http://everydayliteracies.blogspot.com/2018/05/analogue-cooking-apologies-to.html?showComment=1547807382850

    May 20, 2021 at 19:31 | Report abuse | Reply
  8. chloroquineorigin

    https://chloroquineorigin.com/ hydroxychloroquin https://chloroquineorigin.com/ – chloroquine phosphate tablets aralen

    May 21, 2021 at 08:21 | Report abuse | Reply
  9. AnooEncox

    23 and need viagra https://llviagra.com/ pfizer viagra discount coupons

    May 21, 2021 at 09:48 | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Lawrence Paiva

    I don't know about you guys but I love airplanes. I had a friend in highschool that loves airplanes, so here are some airplane related stuff I don't know about you guys but I love airplanes. I had a friend in highschool that loved airplanes, so here are some airplane related stuff https://www.airlinereporter.com/2009/12/second-boeing-787-dreamliner-takes-flight/

    http://www.doc-txt.com/Boeing-Everett-Museum.pdf

    May 21, 2021 at 16:32 | Report abuse | Reply
  11. JebgEncox

    Atorlip-20 http://pharmacylo.com/ pharmacy online 365 discount code

    May 22, 2021 at 03:30 | Report abuse | Reply
  12. RebfZisse

    cialis order online http://rcialisgl.com/ cialis switzerland

    May 22, 2021 at 14:23 | Report abuse | Reply
  13. LebnEncox

    Avalide http://xlnpharmacy.com/ Lumigan

    May 22, 2021 at 19:29 | Report abuse | Reply
  14. AnooEncox

    what are viagra http://llviagra.com/ can i buy viagra legally in the uk

    May 22, 2021 at 20:38 | Report abuse | Reply
  15. RebfZisse

    buy generic cialis online http://rcialisgl.com/ cialis without a prescription

    May 22, 2021 at 22:38 | Report abuse | Reply
  16. GtnbCrulk

    new viagra commercial actress name http://jokviagra.com/ viagra cialis

    May 22, 2021 at 22:48 | Report abuse | Reply
  17. Mona Santeramo

    Have you ever heard of second life (sl for short). It is basically a online game where you can do anything you want. SL is literally my second life (pun intended lol). If you want to see more you can see these Second Life articles and blogs

    http://myvedana.blogspot.com/2004/12/and-then-theres-miami-last-day-of-nrc.html?showComment=1102257480000&m=0

    May 23, 2021 at 03:38 | Report abuse | Reply
  18. chloroquineorigin

    https://chloroquineorigin.com/ hydroxychloroquine quineprox kratom chloroquine clonidine hydrochloride aralen mexico

    May 23, 2021 at 04:54 | Report abuse | Reply
  19. combigan

    buy generic brimonidine buy brimonidine

    May 23, 2021 at 04:56 | Report abuse | Reply
  20. BbshMile

    does the government pay for viagra http://loxviagra.com/ mom son viagra

    May 23, 2021 at 09:09 | Report abuse | Reply
  21. combigan

    brimonidine tartrate ophthalmic combigan side effects

    May 23, 2021 at 11:07 | Report abuse | Reply
  22. JebgEncox

    online pharmacy school http://pharmacylo.com/ Elavil

    May 23, 2021 at 13:30 | Report abuse | Reply
  23. cyclomune

    cyclosporine eye drops cyclosporine emulsion drops

    May 23, 2021 at 14:17 | Report abuse | Reply
  24. brimonidine

    combigan generic prices combigan

    May 23, 2021 at 14:38 | Report abuse | Reply
  25. cyclosporine

    buy cyclomune uk cyclomune eye drop

    May 24, 2021 at 00:41 | Report abuse | Reply
  26. LbsoZisse

    overnight pharmacy cialis https://ucialisdas.com/ brand cialis 20

    May 24, 2021 at 01:13 | Report abuse | Reply
  27. GtnbCrulk

    how much does viagra cost per pill http://jokviagra.com/ what works like viagra

    May 24, 2021 at 03:39 | Report abuse | Reply
  28. tausAffessy

    where to buy cialis without prescription where to buy cialis without prescription generic cialis online fast shipping where to buy tadalafil on line https://tadalafilww.com/

    May 24, 2021 at 04:59 | Report abuse | Reply
  29. Tritreviewifind

    https://cttadalafil.com/ tadalafil cost walmart https://tadalafilol.com/ – where to buy tadalafil on line cost of cialis

    May 24, 2021 at 06:06 | Report abuse | Reply
  30. LebnEncox

    offshore pharmacy no prescription https://xlnpharmacy.com/ Albenza

    May 24, 2021 at 08:28 | Report abuse | Reply
  31. Tritreviewifind

    tadalafil order online no prescription buy generic cialis online with mastercard generic cialis tadalafil lowest price cialis https://tadalafilww.com/

    May 24, 2021 at 08:40 | Report abuse | Reply
  32. tausAffessy

    tadalafil generic where to buy https://tadacipetadalafil.com/ – generic cialis online fast shipping cialis cost tadalafil drug https://apcalisetadalafil.com/

    May 24, 2021 at 08:44 | Report abuse | Reply
  33. cyclosporine

    buy cyclomune online cyclosporine for humans

    May 24, 2021 at 09:06 | Report abuse | Reply
  34. LbsoZisse

    overnight cialis https://ucialisdas.com/ cialis no prescription canada

    May 24, 2021 at 09:09 | Report abuse | Reply
  35. Tritreviewifind

    tadalafil goodrx https://tadalafilww.com/ – tadalafil daily online what is tadalafil side effects of tadalafil https://tadalafilol.com/

    May 24, 2021 at 10:34 | Report abuse | Reply
  36. hvac services near me fayetteville nc

    Your writing style has been surprised me. Thank you, quite great article.

    https://allonsaumarche.com/hvac-repair-why-you-need-it/

    May 24, 2021 at 10:35 | Report abuse | Reply
  37. ac repair Fayetteville NC

    carry on, dont stop

    https://checkpointforarts.com/members/linklumber7/activity/399002/

    May 24, 2021 at 11:00 | Report abuse | Reply
  38. Roof Cleaning Knoxville

    Your writing style has been surprised me. Thank you, quite great article.

    https://www.google.com/maps?cid=13844760278657541606

    May 24, 2021 at 11:47 | Report abuse | Reply
  39. Tembepteriope

    buy cialis https://tadacipetadalafil.com/ cheap cialis pills for sale cheap generic cialis for sale generic cialis tadalafil

    May 24, 2021 at 15:39 | Report abuse | Reply
  40. Soosteemocush

    tadalafil without a doctor prescription lowest price cialis tadalafil cialis generic tadalafil from uk https://tadalafilww.com/

    May 25, 2021 at 03:10 | Report abuse | Reply
  41. Soosteemocush

    tadalafil blood pressure https://apcalisetadalafil.com/ – cialis without prescription prescription tadalafil online tadalafil blood pressure best price usa tadalafil

    May 25, 2021 at 08:38 | Report abuse | Reply
  42. Zisseloh

    where can i buy cialis in singapore https://rcialisgl.com/ – walmart cialis original cialis pills

    May 25, 2021 at 09:33 | Report abuse | Reply
  43. tausAffessy

    tadalafil generic https://apcalisetadalafil.com/ cost of cialis cost of cialis buy cialis

    May 25, 2021 at 10:47 | Report abuse | Reply
  44. Tritreviewifind

    tadalafil brands https://tadagatadalafil.com/ cheapest tadalafil cost generic tadalafil from uk tadalafil daily online

    May 25, 2021 at 12:08 | Report abuse | Reply
  45. EncoxAni

    androgel canada pharmacy https://pharmacyken.com/ – reputable canadian online pharmacy my rx pharmacy

    May 25, 2021 at 14:13 | Report abuse | Reply
  46. EncoxDev

    safe canadian online pharmacies pharmacy tech license online legit canadian pharmacy sites

    May 25, 2021 at 14:51 | Report abuse | Reply
  47. avana

    buy avana uk avanafil dosing

    May 25, 2021 at 18:10 | Report abuse | Reply
  48. Zisseloh

    cialis pharmacy https://rcialisgl.com/ – cialis vs cialis professional how cialis works video

    May 25, 2021 at 18:58 | Report abuse | Reply
  49. avanafil

    buy avanafil uk avana 50 mg

    May 25, 2021 at 22:23 | Report abuse | Reply
  50. avana

    avana 100 mg avana drug

    May 25, 2021 at 23:49 | Report abuse | Reply
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

Leave a Reply to probate Spokane


 

CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.

Advertisement
About this blog

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the latest stories from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen and the CNN Medical Unit producers. They'll share news and views on health and medical trends - info that will help you take better care of yourself and the people you love.