HPV Important For Women’s Preventive Care

Here at Nickel Obstetrics & Gynecology, we focus on preventative care for our patients in Tacoma, WA.

Research is showing that women in Tacoma, WA can benefit from The Human Papillomavirus Vaccine.

What is the Human Papillomavirus (HPV)? “The human papillomavirus virus (HPV) is a collection of viruses that cause warts on the hands, feet, and genitals. Some HPVs are sexually transmitted and also cause cervical cancer. An HPV vaccine may reduce your risk.” Web MD. It is one the most common sexually transmitted viruses. Some research suggests that three out of four people who have sex will obtain a genital HPV infection during their lifetime.

The HPV vaccine is helping to prevent cervical cancer and can protect women and their families and loved ones from its effects. We have included a few resources via websites that have definitions and how to prevent HPV.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hpv-infection/DS00906/DSECTION=prevention

http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/hpv-genital-warts/

Dr. Adam Nickel, Tacoma’s OBGYN,  believes that patient education is an important part of preventative care, and we encourage our patients to research their options and to make informed decisions about their personal healthcare needs.

Dr. Adam Nickel, your Tacoma OBGYN, is here to help and assist you in making the best choices for your needs. Nickel Obstetrics and Gynecology strongly encourages our patients to “Be proactive in your care.”

We are a small private Obstetrics and Gynecology practice located in Tacoma, Washington; our physicians strive to maintain a personal intimate doctor/patient relationship. This not only includes your personal obstetric and gynecological needs, but also includes helping you with your insurance and billing account.

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