8 Myths About The HPV Vaccine You Need To Stop Believing

The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection. It’s so common that most people will have some strain of HPV at some point in their lives and won’t even know it because most strains clear up on their own without ever showing symptoms. You can get HPV from sex, oral sex, or anal sex. You can get HPV if you’re a virgin. You can even be born with HPV!

Even though HPV is so common, there are several very dangerous strains of it that cause cervical cancer and genital warts. And that’s where the HPV vaccine comes in. I personally got vaccinated after getting HPV and because I wanted to protect myself in the future. Getting the HPV vaccine is a personal choice, but you should definitely make an informed decision about whether to get it or not. That starts with not buying into all those myths about the HPV vaccine:

 
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  • Suzanne

    I absolutely got it! We get our vaccines to protect us against meningitis, polio, hepatitis and other diseases, why wouldn’t we want to be protected against a virus that can cause cancer. I’ve had all three and definitely think it was the right decision to make.

  • Emma Lee Fici

    too many pictures of needles guys. too much to unsee.