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Yes. A recent study has shown that Gardasil is 90% effective at preventing genital warts in males. Genital warts are caused by HPV (Human Papiloma Virus). Genital warts are responsible for most penile and rectal cancer, and by vaccinating against HPV, these men are protected from penile and rectal cancer caused by HPV. Giving the vaccine to men will also mean that they can not transmit HPV to their female partners. This would greatly reduce the risk of cervical cancer due to HPV infections in women. If all boys and girls were vaccinated for HPV, the HPV virus would be eliminated, causing rates of cervical, penile, and rectal cancer to drop by 80%. For the vaccine to be effective it must be given before an individual is exposed to HPV. This is why the vaccine should be given in childhood, usually between the ages of 9 and 14. However the vaccine can and should be given to men of any age, as it reduces the risk of getting HPV, genital warts, and penile and rectal cancers caused by HPV. At this point doctors can give the HPV vaccine Gardasil to males as an off label use. The label for Gardasil should be updated by the summer of 2009 to indicate its use for prevention of HPV infection, genital warts, penile cancer, and rectal cancer in males.
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Can the HPV vaccine Gardasil be given to boys?

      Yes.     A recent study has shown that Gardasil is 90% effective at preventing genital warts in males. Genital warts are caused by HPV (Human Papilom

Can the HPV vaccine Gardasil be given to men?

    Yes.     A recent study has shown that Gardasil is 90% effective at preventing genital warts in males. Genital warts are caused by HPV (Human Papiloma Viru

Who invented Gardasil?

The research into an HPV vaccine was based was carried out in many medical institutions around the world. Merck developed and received FDA approval for the Gardasil version.

Is gardasil bad for you?

No. It is a vaccine that prevents cervical cancer and other HPV infections. It is a new vaccine, so there are no long term studies available yet. However, all the data so far
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What is a Gardasil shot for?

Gardasil is a vaccination that is intended to protect against four types of human papillomavirus (HPV).