Since 2009, HPV vaccination has been included in the national vaccination program and is conducted in girls in the 6th year of elementary school. By the age of 15, parental consent is required for vaccination. UKC Ljubljana gynecologists support the vaccination of girls, and they advise that boys also be vaccinated. Activities for the inclusion of boys in the national HPV vaccination program are already underway, they wrote in a press release.
Vaccination is more sensitive at age 26, but also at age 45. Girls 12 years old and who are late can vaccinate the expenses of the Health Insurance Institute of the competent school dispensaries.
HPV infection is the most common viral sexually transmitted infection. Young people with these viruses can become infected soon after the onset of sexual activity, and only the desire for transmission of the infection is sufficient. Less dangerous genotypes can cause genital warts, pre-cancerous and more dangerous carcinogenic changes in the genitals, anterior, oral cavity and throat.
The incidence of genital warts is the same for both sexes. If all adolescents were vaccinated, regardless of sex, they would prevent or severely reduce the possibility of HPV transmission, warn the gynecologists.