Human papillomavirus types are the cause of most cervical cancers. There are about 40 different types of HPV that may infect genital areas. There are two vaccines available to prevent HPV, bivalent vaccine (Cervarix) and quadrivalent vaccine (Gardasil). The vaccines in general have overall health benefits aside from preventing HPVHPV vaccination is recommended for girls and women from 11 years-old through 26 years of age. Though HPV vaccination can have few disadvantages, the advantages to the vaccine are monumental:
Gardasil fights more than HPV: The Gardasil vaccine also prevents HPV types that may cause genital warts and other cancers that affect the female reproductive system.
Insurance Plans & Programs: The cost of HPV vaccine is covered by most insurance plans. However, if you do not have insurance or you find your plan does not cover vaccines, the Vaccines for Children program helps families and children younger than age 19.
Men benefit: Men benefit directly from the vaccination because HPV can also spread to cause cancers of the male organs.
References: Center for Disease Control