Call for HPV vaccination for school age boys

Posted on 22nd August 2014 by · 1 comment

In a recent editorial in the British Medical Journal (available only on subscription), Margaret Stanley and coauthors urged the UK government to introduce a gender neutral vaccination programme against HPV in schools for boys and girls aged 12-13 to reduce not only ano-genital warts but HPV-related cancers. These include cervical cancer in women, anal cancers in men who have sex with men and oropharyngeal cancers.

The authors point out that  oropharyngeal cancers have the fastest rising incidence (15% per year) and anal cancer rates in the UK have risen by nearly 300% in the last 40 years..

One response to ‘Call for HPV vaccination for school age boys’

  1. Isabella says:

    Whoever edits and publishes these articles really knows what they’re doing.

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