Boys living in the UK will be given vaccines to prevent cervical cancer, just as girls do.
Until now, in some countries, only young girls (with the permission of their families) were vaccinated against cervical cancer. Starting this September, boys aged 12 and 13 in the UK will also receive the same vaccine. Vaccinating men will protect women from sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV). With these vaccines, scientists hope that cervical cancer will be eradicated within a few decades.
In the United Kingdom, this injection has been given to young girls since 2008. Ratio of human papillomavirus among groups injected since then 86 percent rate fell. Beate Kampmann, Director of the Vaccine Center at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said: “This decision is a victory for gender equality in cancer prevention. It’s good to see the UK following the path of other countries like Australia. In Australia, this vaccine has been given to young girls since 2007 and to young boys since 2013.” said. Currently every year in the UK more than 3 thousand The woman is diagnosed with cervical cancer. More than 850 women die from this cancer every year in the country.
UK Health Minister Seema Kennedy said: “The positive impact of the HPV vaccination program on young girls is clear. Expanding this program to include young men is critical to preventing HPV-related cancers. Experts say we are on a path that could eliminate cervical cancer forever.” made a statement.
Vaccine will protect men against some types of cancer
The University of Warwick estimates that the vaccine program will prevent 64,138 people from getting cervical cancer by 2058. It was also stated that the vaccine has the ability to prevent cancers of the penis, head, neck and larynx in men. As part of the vaccination programme, men in the UK will be vaccinated for the first time at age 12-13 (children in England and Wales will be vaccinated after grade eight). A second dose will be given between 6 months and 2 years. In Scotland, the first vaccine will be administered between the ages of 11 and 13.
Starting this September, 12- and 13-year-old boys in the UK will be vaccinated against cervical cancer. Vaccinating men will protect women from sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV). In the United Kingdom, this injection has been given to young girls since 2008. Since then, the rate of human papillomavirus among the groups that received the injection has dropped by 86 percent. According to the estimates of the University of Warwick, this vaccine program will prevent 64,138 people from getting cervical cancer by 2058. It was also stated that the vaccine has the ability to prevent cancers of the penis, head, neck and larynx in men.