Northern Ireland is the first place in the UK which is making the HPV vaccine available to men as well as women. The vaccine will be offered to men who sleep with men who are aged under 45 at Sexual Health Clinics across Northern Ireland.
Charities and Sexual Health groups continue to campaign for the vaccine to be offered to both men and women in all four countries of the United Kingdom. They say that only vaccinating half the population puts men at risk. In particular gay men.
HPV causes most cervical cancers in women. Many HPV types, including those at high risk of an infection developing into cancer can be passes between men and women. Campaigners argue that both sexes should be vaccinated to prevent the virus spreading.
HPV can also cause cancers in other places including penile, rectal, ovarian,mouth and throat cancers.
Better2Know can help you to get the HPV Vaccine and to test for HPV. We have over 200 clinics across the UK including England, Wales, Scotland, Jersey as well as Northern Ireland. Please call us our booking team to book your appointment.