Thursday, October 12, 2006

Are you under 27? Do you own a uterus?

There is now a vaccine to prevent HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) in young women.
HPV is very common and can be very serious. HPV causes cervical cancer, vaginal and vulval lesions, and genital warts.
You cannot get HPV from the vaccine and the only possible side effects involve fever or allergic reaction. It is a series of 3 shots. You need to be under 27 years of age. If you have insurance, it should be free.
Nobody likes shots, but I'm guessing that 3 shots is a bit less uncomfortable than cancer, lesions on your hoohaw, or genital warts.
Gardasil. Ask your doctor.

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