24 October 2009

Now men can get Gardasil, too

The FDA has just "approved use of the vaccine Gardasil for the prevention of genital warts (condyloma acuminata) due to human papillomavirus (HPV) types 6 and 11 in boys and men, ages 9 through 26."

Since Gardasil is administered as a series of 3 injections, I've joked that my daughter will be getting the vaccine "early and often." Of course, the truth behind that joke is that I'm so happy I can do something so concrete to reduce her lifetime risk of cervical cancer. I hope the parents of her future partners feel the same way about their kids!

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