Eliminating HPV-Related Cancers

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Vaccination

Gender-neutral vaccination of children, aged 11-12, has been proven effective in preventing HPV and related cancers, including oropharyngeal, cervical, anal, vulvar, penile, and vaginal cancers.

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Screening

The U.S. Healthy People 2020 goal is for 93 percent of females between the ages of 21 and 65 to be screened for cervical cancer; however, only 80 percent of eligible women currently follow this recommendation.