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About 75 per cent of sexually active men and women will have at least one infection in their lifetime.
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There are over 100 types of HPV. About 40 infect the anus and genitals, or anogenital tract. In both women and men, infection with high-risk HPV may cause cancer. For men, there is a risk of cancer in the anus and penis. In women, there is a risk of abnormal cervical cell changes, as well as anal cancer.
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Yes, HPV is a sexually transmitted disease -- but we don't give preteens the vaccination because we think they are sexually active. In fact, the vaccine is most effective if you haven't already been exposed to the virus and that's why Ontario's program works with students in Grade 7. Evidence actually shows that most preteens aren't yet sexually active.
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Experts estimate that without vaccination, 75 per cent of sexually active Canadians will get HPV in their lifetime.
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