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What Parents Should Know About HPV Vaccine Safety and Effectiveness

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This information sheet reassures parents of the safety and efficacy of the human papillomavirus (HPV) to prevent young people from contracting HPV infection. It explains that the vaccine prevents HPV, which can cause cancer in men and women. It emphasizes that the two available HPV vaccines are safe, are recommended by CDC, were met US Food and Drug Administration safety requirements they were approved, and continue to be monitored. It explains that data show that the vaccines work well and provide long-lasting protection and reminds parents that it is also recommended for boys.

HPV Also Known as Human Papillomavirus

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This information sheet for parents discusses the need for the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to protect their children from HPV infection. It explains that HPV can cause anal and oropharyngeal cancers in both women and men; cancers of the cervix, vulva, and vagina in women; and cancer of the penis in men. The information sheet notes that the virus is transmitted during sexual contact and reminds parents that the vaccine is recommended for preteen girls and boys ages 11 or 12 and can be given to older youth who have not been vaccinated.

La Vacuna HPV Para Preadolescentes y Adolescentes

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This information sheet discusses the need to vaccinate adolescents and preteens to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV) infection which can cause cervical cancer in females and genital warts and anal cancer in both females and males.

HPV Vaccine for Preteens and Teens

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This information sheet discusses the need to vaccinate adolescents and preteens to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV) infection which can cause cervical cancer in females and genital warts and anal cancer in both females and males.

Vaccine Safety: Frequently Asked Questions About HPV Vaccine Safety

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This information sheet responds to questions about HPV vaccine safety. It discusses whether the vaccines are safe’ what vaccines are available in the United States; how the vaccines are monitored and evaluated in the United States; what is an adverse event and were any adverse events reported with HPV vaccines; whether HPV vaccines cause ovarian failure; is fainting or pain associated with the vaccines; whether the FDA and CDC have changed any recommendations about HPV based on safety monitoring, and where an individual can find more information about HPV vaccines.

Herpes Genital - Hoja Informativa de los CDC

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This information sheet discusses genital herpes, the STD caused by the herpes simplex viruses type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2). It lists symptoms; diagnosis and transmission methods, including perinatal transmission; complications of genital herpes; the effect on pregnant women and their infants; prevention measures; and the treatment to shorten or suppress outbreaks, since there is no cure for herpes. Contact information is provided for accessing the services of national health organizations.

Gonorrea: Hoja Informativa de los CDC

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This information sheet discusses gonorrhea, a common STD that can cause infections in the genitals, rectum, and throat. Topics include transmission, prevention, risk, symptoms, testing and treatment. The sheet also discusses complications if the disease is left untreated and its effect on a pregnant woman and her baby.

Gonorrhea - CDC Fact Sheet

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This information sheet discusses gonorrhea, a common STD that can cause infections in the genitals, rectum, and throat. Topics include transmission, prevention, risk, symptoms, testing and treatment. The sheet also discusses complications if the disease is left untreated and its effect on a pregnant woman and her baby.

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