How serious is HPV in males?


Human papillomavirus (HPV) can cause a range of health problems in males, ranging from mild to serious. HPV is a common sexually transmitted infection that can affect both males and females.

In males, HPV can cause genital warts, which are usually painless and harmless but can cause discomfort, and they can be a source of embarrassment. Although rare, some types of HPV can lead to more serious health problems in males, such as penile and anal cancer.

It’s important for males to get vaccinated against HPV to reduce the risk of developing health problems associated with the virus. The HPV vaccine is recommended for all boys and men ages 9 to 26. Additionally, practicing safe sex, including using condoms and limiting the number of sexual partners, can also help reduce the risk of getting HPV.

If you’re concerned about HPV or any other sexual health issue, it’s important to talk to a healthcare provider for advice and guidance.

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