What is HPV and when should I get vaccinated for it?
HPV (human papillomavirus) is a sexually transmitted infection that is spread by skin-to-skin contact. HPV may lead to cancer of the mouth, throat, and genitals. Most people who have HPV don't show symptoms, so prevention is key. The good news is there is an HPV vaccination, that everyone between ages 9 to 17, should get. Speak with a healthcare provider to decide when and how to get vaccinated. Save this question to your favorites if you'd like to talk about it more with your healthcare provider.