We’ve written quite a few posts (add links) about Gardasil and the reasons why women should get it and why it should be researched for use in men as well. However, the cost was still fairly high, even with insurance, and simply impractical for women in developing countries.
You may have heard about the “HPV vaccine” or the “cervical cancer vaccine”. Both names are a little overblown only because there is no vaccine that can prevent against all strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV) nor is there any vaccine that can prevent all cases of cervical cancer. But we are certainly getting closer!
A recent study conducted by Johns Hopkins University is suggesting that people who participate in oral sex can be up to 250% as likely to develop oral cancers than people who do not, likely due to HPV (HPV is associated with various cancers including cervical cancer, vulvar cancer and penile cancer).