Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

For women, nearly all cervical cancers and their precursors are caused by persistent infection with oncogenic human papillomavirus (HPV) types, especially types 16 and 181.  For men, a causal relationship is noted with some oropharyngeal and anal cancer.

Two types of vaccines are available in Ontario for both men and women.  Ontario publically funds vaccine for girls in grade 8. 

As providers, advocacy for vaccines for girls and boys would be an effective way to prevent cancers caused by HPV. 

General Information:

Community Vaccination Clinics: