HPV can affect men as well.

  • HPV can affect men as well. The virus causes 95% of anal cancer, about 64% of oropharyngeal (tonsils, throat, base of tongue) cancers, and rarer cancers, such as penile cancers.
  • There is currently no approved screening test for HPV in men. If a man is concerned or has any questions, he should speak to his doctor or medical practitioner.
  • All boys and girls aged 12-13 should have the HPV vaccine- it's the best way to help prevent HPV-related cancers in the future.

HPV can also affect transmen. Cervical screening is the best way to detect HPV in transmen and should be discussed with their doctor or health professional.