MHN Recommends All Men/Boys and Women/Girls Be Vaccinated for HPV

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(Washington, DC) – Michael Douglas’ media-grabbing comments blaming his throat cancer on Human Papillomavirus (HPV) contracted during oral sex brought some much-needed attention to the epidemic of HPV infection in the United States. Men’s Health Network (MHN) hopes that Douglas’ statements will also get parents, healthcare practitioners, and legislators to recommend that boys and young men get the HPV vaccine. Although the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved the HPV vaccine for males, the vast majority of them have not been vaccinated—and that leaves them and those they love unprotected against HPV-related conditions and cancers.

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