Warts on the genital area are typically caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). This virus is a sexually transmitted infection that can be transmitted through skin-to-skin contact during sexual activity. There are many strains of HPV, and some of them can cause warts on the genitals, while others can lead to more serious health problems such as cervical, anal, or throat cancer.
The transmission of HPV can occur even when there are no visible warts or other symptoms, so it is important to practice safe sex and use condoms to reduce the risk of infection. If you are experiencing genital warts, it is important to see a healthcare provider for diagnosis and treatment. Treatment options may include topical medications, freezing, or surgical removal of the warts. Additionally, there are vaccines available that can protect against certain strains of HPV that can cause genital warts and other related health problems.