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.
The Centers for Disease...Read more
About once or twice a month, I see a young male in his late teens or early 20s who come to me to evaluate a bump or lesion on his penis.... Read more »
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 »