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VPH Tambien Conocido Como Virus del Papiloma Humano [HPV Also Known as Human Papillomavirus]

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. It explains the differences in the two available vaccines and that they are safe but may cause mild side effects.
Audiences:
Parents/Families
Hispanics/Latinos
Publication Language:
Spanish
Focus Area:
STD/STI
Topics/Subjects:
Prevention
Subjects:
Adolescents
Children
Publication Date:
2013
Series:
Las Enfermedades y Las Vacunas Para Prevenirlas
Format:
Information Sheet
1 p.: col., ill.
Last Updated Date:
Publication ID:
35866