• Study Shows HPV Vaccine Doesn’t Lead To Promiscuity

    Parents and clinicians alike have expressed fears that the HPV vaccine may lead teens to engage in risky behavior. A new study shows this is not the case.

  • Q&A: Losing My Virginity To An Escort Before Finding A Girlfriend

    Although some choose to have their first sexual experience with a paid partner, most choose to have their first sexual experiences with a romantic partner.

  • Q&A: Anal Sex And Long Term Health Concerns

    As far as we know, regular anal sex is not likely to damage a person’s anus or rectum or to cause significant health problems.

  • Q&A: I Have Genital Warts. Will I Ever Be Able To Have Sex Again?

    Yes, it is indeed ethical and common to have sex after having been diagnosed with genital warts, which are caused by HPV.

  • Q&A: HPV And Genital Warts: Are They Contagious?

    HPV is extremely common and, although most sexually active women and men have been exposed to HPV, not everyone who has HPV knows that they have it.

  • Q&A: Genital Warts Treatment And HPV Transmission

    This reader was recently diagnosed with genital warts. What should he do now about treatment and prevention of spreading his HPV to future partners?

  • Gardasil: A New HPV Vaccine And The Human Papillomavirus

    Gardasil is a new vaccine that can prevent four strains of HPV that are related to many (but not all) cases of cervical cancer and genital warts.

  • Q&A: Living With Genital Warts And HPV

    Q&A about what to do after a genital wart (HPV) diagnosis. Advice about how to tell new partners and stay as safe as possible.

  • Pap Tests And HPV Information

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently created a new website providing information about the HPV test and Pap tests

  • Q&A: Common Sexually Transmissible Infections And Their Symptoms

    Dr. Debby Herbenick answers a reader's question about the risk of sexually transmissible infections (STIs), their symptoms, and which STIs are the most common.

  • Q&A: The Connection Between Smoking And HPV

    A reader is shocked to learn that smoking can lead to HPV flare ups and asks why this fact is not more widely known

  • Q&A: What Does An Abnormal Pap Smear Mean?

    Question from a female reader about abnormal Pap smear results, possible causes, treatments and future risk to a partner.