Join Sharon Bertroche, MD, to learn more about HPV, recommendations for vaccination and preventative measures.
Who Should Attend?
Parents of children 11 to 18 years of age.
What Is HPV?
HPV is a widespread virus that will infect an estimated 75% to 80% of U.S. males and females in their lifetime.
In most cases, the HPV clears on its own. But, for others who don’t clear certain types, HPV could cause:
- In females: Cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancers.
- In males: Genital warts, cancer of the oropharynx, anus and penis.
About 21,000 of these cancers are potentially preventable by HPV vaccines.
How Common Is HPV?
- Approximately 79 million Americans are currently infected with HPV.
- About 14 million people become newly infected each year.