SIL said she's not getting the HPV vaccine for her 12yo daughter yet because she is not expecting her to have sex for years. Which I obviously hope for her is the case, but...do...
you have to have intercourse to catch HPV? I was under the impression that you could get it from any kind of sexual activity beyond kissing--touching, oral sex, etc. I had it once (needed a LEEP) and for some reason I remember hearing or reading this. Am I way off base? TIA.
OP: Same here--I've only had 3 sexual partners, including my DH. It's her decision to get the vax for her DD or not, but for some reason I remember my OB telling me how easy it...(more)10-16-2011 6:27pm
is to get HPV. I think he said something like 85% of the women in his office have had it at some point or another.
^^I just wasn't sure whether this factoid that I remember is correct or not. And no, I can't imagine *not* having a DD get the vax. Like the np above said--you don't know what...(more)10-16-2011 6:28pm