Did you know there is a vaccine that can prevent cancer?
Gardasil 9 is a vaccination against 9 types of HPV that are responsible for cervical, vaginal, vulvar, some head and neck cancers and genital warts. Even if you have had HPV, it can still protect you from other strains! You can be vaccinated as early as 9 all the way up until 45. This is available for boys too! If you are vaccinated before 15, it is two doses. After that, there are three. While getting vaxed is a huge “you go girl” moment, remember it doesn’t replace your need for STI screening or pap smears. Bummer, I know.
*A few others to keep in mind* (can elaborate on these for blog purposes)