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Video: In The US, The Cervical Cancer Vaccine Has Become [compulsory For Boys]
2023 Author: Abraham Higgins | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-30 04:59
In the US, the cervical cancer vaccine has become [compulsory for boys]
In the United States, an official recommendation has come into force to vaccinate all male adolescents with a vaccine against the human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes cancer of the cervix and several other organs. Until now, this recommendation has only been applied to girls. Vaccination of boys should protect them and their future sexual partners from papillomas and HPV-induced tumors.
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In the United States, an official recommendation has come into force to vaccinate all male adolescents with a vaccine against the human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes cancer of the cervix and several other organs, writes The State Column. Until now, this recommendation has only been for girls.
The reason for the innovation was the conclusion of the Advisory Board of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in October 2011, voted in favor of immunizing boys from HPV. This recommendation is now effective after approval by CDC Director Thomas Friden and US Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sibelius.
According to the new rules, all male Americans between the ages of 11 and 21 are subject to vaccination, without contraindications. In the future, boys aged 11-12 will receive a course of three vaccinations.
American girls began getting the HPV vaccine in 2006. Population studies undertaken since then confirmed that the vaccination campaign was effective in preventing the spread of the virus.
The inclusion of boys in this campaign should protect their future sexual partners from papillomas and HPV-induced tumors, primarily cervical cancer. In men themselves, the vaccine prevents the development of new growths in the penis, throat and rectum associated with the virus.
The age of 11-12 years was chosen for the vaccination, as the vast majority of boys in it are still sexually inactive, while the production of antibodies in response to vaccination is most intense.
According to the latest data from the CDC, about 16 million Americans between the ages of 14 and 69 are currently infected with HPV, which is about half of the sexually active population.
HPV vaccines available include Merck's Gardasil and GlaxoSmithKline's Cervarix.