In June 2006, the FDA approved a vaccine against human papillomavirus for use in women. The currently available vaccine (several pharmaceutical companies are developing a version) targets HPV strains 6 and 11, which cause 90% of genital warts - as well as the major cervical cancerâcausing strains, 16 and 18. Given as a set of three shots over six months, the vaccine will protect against only those four strains, and will not cure existing infections.
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As a mother, you are faced with certain realities. Teens are having sex, and your ability to know whether your teen will use common sense... Read more »