Why go private?
What is HPV?
Human papilloma virus (HPV) is a group of viruses which cause almost every case of cervical cancer. HPV also causes 50 per cent of ano-genital cancers in both men and women, head and neck cancers and genital warts.
What protection is available?
Vaccination protects against 90 per cent of the viruses that cause cervical and ano-genital cancers and most types that cause genital warts.
Is the vaccination already offered by the NHS?
The NHS has offered vaccinations for girls since 2008. However, many girls missed out because they fell just outside the age group being targeted by the programme. The NHS has only recently announced plans to offer vaccines to boys and it is not certain how quickly this will roll out across the UK.
I missed out on the HPV vaccine as an adolescent – is it too late?
Although best administered to youngsters before they become sexually active, it is still beneficial for any woman or man up to the age of 45. If you were not offered the HPV vaccine as an adolescent, speak to us about vaccination.
Why vaccinate boys?
Boys are already routinely vaccinated in some countries, including Australia and USA. It is important because it protects them against genital warts, ano-genital cancers and head and neck cancers. It also prevents the spread of the virus to their partners. We now strongly recommend that boys are offered this vaccine.
Friends and family welcome
You are welcome to bring a friend or family member to your consultation. He or she can also act as a chaperone if you wish. If you would like us to provide a chaperone for your consultation, then please request this when booking your appointment.