Association between sexual mixing and genital warts in heterosexual men in Australia: The herd protection from the female human papillomavirus vaccination program

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Abstract

Australian-born women aged ≤32 years were eligible for the free female human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program introduced in 2007. A total of 1165 heterosexual couples attending the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre between 2011 and 2014 were included in this analysis. Findings showed the odds of having penile warts was 0.52-fold lower among men who had a female partner aged ≤32 years compared with men who had a female partners aged >32 years. This suggests men would have received herd protection from their female partners and hence they are at lower risk of acquiring genital warts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)489-490
Number of pages2
JournalSexual Health
Volume13
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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