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Who is at risk for genital warts?

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Anyone who's sexually active can get or spread HPV.

Some things can make you more likely to get genital warts. They include:

  • Having more than one sex partner (or a partner who does)
  • Being pregnant
  • Having a weak or damaged immune system
  • Smoking

From: What Are Genital Warts? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Genital Warts."

CDC: "Genital Warts, What's the Problem?" "6 Reasons to Get HPV Vaccine for Your Child."

NCBI: "Genital Warts, a Comprehensive Review."

Cancer.gov: "HPV and Cancer."

Cleveland Clinic: "Genital Warts."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 09, 2017

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Genital Warts."

CDC: "Genital Warts, What's the Problem?" "6 Reasons to Get HPV Vaccine for Your Child."

NCBI: "Genital Warts, a Comprehensive Review."

Cancer.gov: "HPV and Cancer."

Cleveland Clinic: "Genital Warts."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 09, 2017

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