HPV and HPV Vaccine
HPV (human papillomavirus) is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the world. It is caused by coming in direct contact with the skin of someone that has been affected. It can cause warts in the genital region and various types of cancer. Fortunately, the HPV vaccine can help protect teens and young adults from the condition. The vaccine protects men and women from genital warts and offers an extra protection for women. Studies show that people who take this vaccine are less likely to develop cervical cancer. It reduces the risk of having this cancer by 90% in girls who are vaccinated before age 17.