Oral sex may be linked to some head and neck cancers

important to be aware - oral sex is being linked to certain cancers:

"There's a worrisome uptick in the incidence of certain head and neck cancers among middle-aged and even younger Americans, and some experts link the trend to a rise in the popularity of oral sex over the past few decades.

That's because the human papillomavirus (HPV) is a major trigger for these cancers, and HPV can be transmitted through this type of sexual activity.

"It seems like a pretty good link that more sexual activity, particularly oral sex, is associated with increased HPV infection," said Dr. Greg Hartig, professor of otolaryngology--head and neck surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison."

read more here: http://www.fox4now.com/Global/story.asp?S=13903163

I saw a television programme about that before. Its shocking to think that oral sex can actually cause HPV.


They are actually suggesting both boys and girls get vaccinated against this when they are in their teens. At least the last time I took my boys in that is what I was told.

I heard in England, there were only giving the vaccines to girls...which I think is crazy because supposenly boys are the most at risk. Sure here in Ireland they didn't even give the vaccine in schools at all.