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What vaccines can help prevent cervical dysplasia?

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Three vaccines -- Gardasil, Gardasil-9, and Cervarix -- have been approved by the FDA to help prevent some types of HPV, including the kinds that cause most cases of cervical cancer.

Both boys and girls should be vaccinated between ages 11 and 12 before they become sexually active; those between ages 13 and 26 who have not yet received the vaccine should also be vaccinated.

From: Cervical Dysplasia WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Cleveland Clinic: "Cervical Dysplasia." American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Understanding Abnormal Pap Test Results." Reuters Health Information: "Ob/gyn group backs HPV vaccines for 11-12 year olds." American Cancer Society: "What Are the Risk Factors for Cervical Cancer?" and "Can Cervical Cancer Be Prevented?" College of American Pathologists: "Cervical Dysplasia." CDC: "HPV Vaccines."





Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on December 5, 2017

SOURCES: Cleveland Clinic: "Cervical Dysplasia." American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Understanding Abnormal Pap Test Results." Reuters Health Information: "Ob/gyn group backs HPV vaccines for 11-12 year olds." American Cancer Society: "What Are the Risk Factors for Cervical Cancer?" and "Can Cervical Cancer Be Prevented?" College of American Pathologists: "Cervical Dysplasia." CDC: "HPV Vaccines."





Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on December 5, 2017

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