HPV vaccine also known as Gardasil vaccine. Unfortunately, today, sexual diseases are so common and contagious. These diseases involve genital system and barricade intercourse and affect on relationship of the partners.
Moreover, sexual diseases can increase risk of cancers. Various types of these diseases are as follows:
- Genital warts
- And so on…
Genital warts have various types and can lead to cervical cancer, if having high prevalence and growth.
A gynecologist, Dr. Bahmanpour knows human papillomavirus or HPV as main cause of cervical cancer, which transmit by sexual intercourse. HPV is the most common kind of sexual diseases which is transferred by an unprotected intercourse.
HPV vaccine is prescribed for girls and women between 9 to 45, to prevent risks of diseases that transmitted by HPV.
Who should get HPV vaccine?
- Young men who have sex with men, including young men who identify as gay or bisexual or who intend to have sex with men through age 26;
- Young adults who are transgender through age 26; and
- Young adults with certain immune compromising conditions (including HIV) through age 26.
In fact, this vaccine is an obstacle for growth of HPV in your body, and risk of various cancers.
So, Gardasil has been developed that protects against the two high-risk HPV types, which cause 70% of cervical cancers in women and 90% of all HPV-related cancers in men.
Since the vaccine only covers some high-risk types of HPV, cervical cancer screening is recommended even after vaccination. In the US, the recommendation is for women to receive routine Pap smears beginning at age 21. Additional vaccine candidate research is occurring for next generation products to extend protection against additional HPV types.
Contact Dr. Mitra Bahmanpour, Gynecologist
Address: Khalij Fars Building. Next to 18th st. Velenjak. Tehran. Iran
Tell: +9821- 26641827