HPV Vaccine For Young Men As Well As Young Women?

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    Both sex's need to get this vaccine.

    Though i do find it interesting the boys are getting throat cancer.
     
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    Well, mebbe. I am certainly not even qualified to play doctor, but I think -- think, don't rely on me -- that oral sex will create a risk of thrush for a male. Possibly that creates a more hospitable environment for the HPV virus?
     
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    What i find interesting is that both the throat and cervices are mucus membranes.





     
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    I took my 14-year-old son in for his annual physical at the beginning of the school year, and his doctor tried to convince me to get him the new HPV vaccine for boys. I'm not nuts about new vaccines when they first come out, and this kid hardly TALKS to girls. I told the doctor that Nicky would tell me before he decided to be sexually active, and we would come back for the vaccine. The doctor looked at me like, "Yeah, right", and then his jaw dropped when I pointed out that this is the kid who came to me to ask questions about growing pubic hair. I feel pretty certain Nicky will give me more detail than any mother could possibly want.
     
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    I wouldn't make either of my sons take it.

    CDC - Health Concerns Following HPV - Vaccine Safety
     
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    How terrifying to be the parent of a teen these days.
     

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