Why we need to educate our teenagers about HPV and vaccines

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As a population, we are generally aware of the strong association between Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer, but did you know that HPV causes up to 70% of oropharyngeal cancers in developed countries? Remarkably, these cancers, which occur in the throat, are increasing rapidly in western countries and occur mostly in men rather than women. HPV is also strongly associated with various other cancers including cancers of the mouth, vagina, vulva, anus and penis.
Original languageEnglish
TypeNews article
Media of outputRTE Brainstorm
Number of pages6
Place of Publicationhttps://www.rte.ie/brainstorm/2021/0107/1188195-teenagers-hpv-vaccinations-sexual-health-cancer-education/
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 7 Jan 2021


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