Does The HPV Vaccine Cause Increased Sexual Activity?
Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) It's called HPV or the human papillomavirus, a sexually transmitted disease known to be the cause of a number of common sexually transmitted diseases that causes a variety of illnesses, including cervical and throat cancers.
"It's contracted by skin-to-skin contact the vaccine is a prevented measure just like any other immunization we give our kids. It's a personal chose between the parent and the child” said Rene LeBlanc District Director, South Central Public Health District.
Researchers looked at the number of pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections, and contraceptive use in more than 13-hundred pre-teen girls who received the vaccine.
They followed the girls for three-years and found no significant increase in any of these sexual activities.
"The fact is the HPV vaccine is not a contraceptive, it will not prevent you from getting pregnant. It just prevents you from contracting either genital warts or worse yet, cervical cancer” said Rene LeBlanc District Director, South Central Public Health District.
The authors note while it's known that having sex at an early age with multiple partners is a risk factor for getting HPV, their study is the first to find that getting vaccinated does not modify these young girls' sexual behavior."
"What they say in most articles from the CDC the side effects are great diminishes and out ways the risk of contracting cancer” said Rene LeBlanc District Director, South Central Public Health District.
A vaccine that was created to prevent cervical cancer.