CHOC has published a lot of information for parents about human papilloma virus, or HPV, that is informative, straightforward and useful for families with children of all ages.
There are several common misconceptions providers encounter about HPV, including who is at risk, who should receive the vaccine and the risks associated with an untreated infection.
Please feel free to share these resources with families:
An adolescent medicine specialist at CHOC Children’s offers HPV facts and explains its link to cervical cancer.
HPV affects nearly all sexually active men and women at some point in their lives. The HPV vaccine is more effective the younger it is given.
A CHOC Children’s pediatric resident discusses some of parents’ most frequently asked questions about the HPV vaccine and children.
See facts and figures, an FAQ, vaccine information, common myths debunked and a pediatrician finder tool where families can learn more and get their child the vaccine.
The American Academy of Pediatrics presents answers to FAQs about important adolescent immunizations, including a walk through the purpose of each, the proper timing and an in-depth look at the HPV vaccine.