Did You Know?
Eight out of 10 people will contract a form of human papillomavirus in their lifetime.
Source: The American Cancer Society
ACOG and the HPV Cancers Alliance are working together to raise awareness about HPV prevention and screening.
For most people, the immune system clears the body of HPV before it causes disease. However, over time, persistent HPV infections can cause genital warts and changes in cells that can lead to different types of cancers, including cervical, penile, vulvar, vaginal, anal, and oropharyngeal.
Learn more about HPV screening and prevention.