Dr. Jenna O'Connell
The HPV Vaccine
My patients and their families are familiar with most of the vaccines I recommend – tetanus, measles, chicken pox, and so on – but when I discuss the HPV vaccine, I find many people don’t know why I am recommending it.
Here’s what I tell my patients about HPV and the HPV vaccine:
- HPV stands for human papillomavirus, a group of more than 150 related viruses.
- The virus can be spread by vaginal,