In Conversaton: HPV vaccination is essential for both boys and girls, says Dr V Annapurna

She clarifies that screening for HPV should commence at 25 years rather than the often misunderstood age of 40.

ByChetana Belagere

Published Feb 07, 2024 | 12:24 PMUpdated Feb 07, 2024 | 12:24 PM

Dr V Annapurna, Senior Consultant and Head of the Department of Gynaecologic Oncology at Sri Shankara Cancer Hospital and Research Centre highlights the imperative need for both daughters and sons to receive the HPV vaccine.

She also emphasises the common misconception among women regarding the screening age for cervical cancer, clarifying that screening should commence at 25 years rather than the often misunderstood age of 40.

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