HPV By the Numbers (An Infographic for Young Adults)

Date: May 22, 2019

Check out this infographic (best viewed on a mobile device) to learn more about HPV. (You can also download a copy of the infographic.)

You may also be interested in our other HPV resources, including short video animations and infographics for young adults and parents.

Every year, approximately 19,400 women and 12,100 men are affected by cancers caused by HPV. That’s enough people to fill Madison Square Garden 1.5 times!

HPV can cause many types of cancer…throat cancer, anal cancer, penile cancers, and cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancers.

And while there are a lot of strains of HPV, a few are particularly notorious. Fourteen strains are the biggest cancer causers! Just 2 strains are responsible for 90% of cervical cancers.

It’s not too late!

The HPV vaccine targets some of the most harmful strains! It’s safe and effective for people of any gender.

Common but less serious side effects of the HPV vaccine can include fever, dizziness, fainting, or pain at injection site. Global health authorities did not find a link to serious adverse effects!

So talk to your doctor about the HPV vaccine today!

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Citation: Healthy Teen Network (2019). HPV by the numbers (an infographic for young adults) [Infographic]. Baltimore: Author.

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