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What causes genital warts?

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Warts are caused by viruses and can appear anywhere on the body. Those that show up in the genital area are caused by the human papillomavirus, commonly called HPV, and spread easily through sexual contact.

From: Genital Warts and HPV WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. WebMD Medical News, "FDA Approves Gardasil for Girls and Women Aged 9-26."

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Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on December 06, 2017

SOURCES: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. WebMD Medical News, "FDA Approves Gardasil for Girls and Women Aged 9-26."

National Cancer Institute.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on December 06, 2017

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