Last week, Dr. Madhvi M Thakkar of North Hills Internal Medicine spoke with me about the HPV vaccine, which was originally designed for girls to prevent cervical cancer.
Thakkar explained what the the vaccine is and why doctors have been recommending it for girls for the past five years. Click here to see the interview. More recently, medical groups have recommended that boys, starting at age 11, also receive the vaccine, which protects against genital warts and other genital cancers as well. Duke Medicine: Why the HPV vaccine is now recommended for boys
In this video, Thakkar speaks about why doctors also urge that boys receive the vaccine.
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