HPV Vaccine for Boys and Men
Interview: Kelly Kasper, MD, obstetrician/gynecologist
IU School of Medicine, Wishard Hospital
Fred Duncan, executive director of Little Red Door Cancer Agency
For about five years now, public health officials have encouraged women and girls to be vaccinated with Gardasil to prevent the human papilloma virus (HPV), which causes cervical and other cancers. Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics added the HPV vaccine to its list of inoculations recommended for boys.
To find out how boys and men benefit from Gardasil, Barbara Lewis will chat with Kelly Kasper, MD, of the IU School of Medicine and Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis and with Fred Duncan, executive director of Little Red Door Cancer Agency.
Dr. Kally Kasper is an assistant professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology at the IU School of Medicine.
The Little Red Door provides the HPV vaccine to men and women aged 19 to 26. Dr. Kasper works with the Little Red Door as a consultant on its HPV vaccine program.