Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Cancer of the Vagina Prevention

Prevention of vulvar cancer includes:

  • Human papillomavirus vaccine:
    • Gardasil
    • Recommended for 11 and 12-year-old girls
    • May be given to girls and women ages 9 through 26 years
  • Do not have sex with multiple sexual partners.
  • Do not have with anyone who has oral or genital sores.
  • Do not have sex with anyone who has a penile discharge or vaginal discharge.
  • Do not use petroleum jelly in the vagina.
  • Do not have sex with a partner who has intercourse with others.
  • Practice safe sex:
    • Use condoms.

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Last Updated: Jan 7, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Cancer of the Vagina References
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