Planned Parenthood Federation of America Statement Regarding Human Papillomavirus Vaccination for Boys
Statement by Dr. Vanessa Cullins, Planned Parenthood Federation of America vice president for medical affairs, regarding the recommendation made today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices that 11- and 12-year-old boys receive the HPV vaccine.
“Today’s recommendation that boys join girls in being routinely vaccinated against human papillomavirus is an important step toward reducing the number of men and women who will ever have to hear their doctors say they have penile, cervical, or other types of cancer caused by HPV. Health experts have long known that HPV is the primary cause of several types of cancer, and protecting young men and women from contracting this virus will ultimately save lives.”
October 25, 2011