Dr. Jones explains why the Human Papillomavirus/HPV vaccine is only recommended for those between six years and 26 years old.
It's only recommended for girls quite young all the way up to 26 because that’s what the clinical trials have included. They are going to go beyond that; they're going to go on the older age ranges, in the late 20s, the early 30s, even up into the 40s. It just isn’t done yet.
As young as six because women are starting to become sexually active at quite a young age, and you can transmit HPV through oral sex. It doesn’t have to be actual intercourse; it’s just skin-to-skin contact.
About Dr. Jones, N.D.:
Dr. Carrie Jones is a Naturopathic Physician with a focus on women’s health and hormones. She has a private practice outside of Portland, Oregon and is an adjunct professor at The National College of Natural Medicine.
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