Dr. Zarine Kotian describes what all women should know about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Dr. Kotian is a board-certified OB/GYN at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Arizona.
The HPV vaccine protects women against four types of HPV strains, the two high-risk types and there are two low-risk types. The two low-risk types protect against genital warts. The two high-risk types protect against 75% causes of cervical cancer. So it’s a good idea for women to get these vaccines before they are sexually active, so around the ages of 10 to 15 would be a great way to start off your vaccination series.
The most common side effect of the HPV vaccine is pain at the injection site. Also a lot of women get nervous about injections in general so dizziness, headaches, nausea – so we usually have a patient weighed about five to ten minutes after they get the vaccine to make sure they don’t have any of these side effects.
About Dr. Zarine Kotian, M.D.:
Dr. Kotian is an obstetrician/gynecologist on staff at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Ariz. She was born and raised in Ohio, attending Ohio State University where she completed her degree in Molecular Genetics with a minor in Spanish. She is board certified in OB/GYN. Dr. Kotian knew she wanted to be an OB/GYN while in her rotation during medical school after seeing her first birth.
Condition: Pregnancy, Menopause, Sexual Health
Related Terms: Cesarean Section, C-Section, Vaginal Birth, Elective C-Section, Emergency C-Section, Labor, Umbilical Cord Prolapse, Birth Control, Fertility, Menstrual Cycle, HPV, Menopause, Sexual Health, Sexual Activity, STD
Health Care Provider: Banner Hospital, Banner Medical Center, Banner Health, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, Banner Thunderbird Hospital
Location: Glendale, Arizona, AZ, 85306, East Valley, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Apache Junction, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Guadalupe, Mesa, Phoenix Metropolitan Area
Expert: Dr. Zarine Kotian, Zarine Kotian, M.D., Doctor Kotian, Gynecologist Zarine Kotian, Zarine Kotian, OB/GYN
Expertise: Pregnancy, Cesarean Section, C-Section, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fetal Assessment, Breastfeeding Support, Premature Babies, Fertility, Sexual Health