(Anogenital Warts; Condyloma Acuminata; Human Papillomavirus [HPV]; Penile Warts; Venereal Warts; Warts, Genital)
- On the vulva
- In or around the vagina or anus
- On the cervix
- On the penis, scrotum, groin, or thigh
- Rarely, in the mouth or throat
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- Multiple sexual partners
- First male sexual partner has had two or more previous sexual partners (for women)
- Sex without condoms
- Having a weakened immune system
- Sex at an early age
- Skin-to-skin contact with an infected partner
- Previous history of genital warts or other STDs
- Vulva or vagina
- Inside or around the vagina or anus
- Tip or shaft of the penis
- Around the anus
- Imiquimod cream
- Sinecatechins ointment
- Podophyllin resin
- Podofilox solution
- Trichloroacetic acid or bichloroacetic acid
Cryosurgery, Electrocautery, or Laser Treatment
- Cryosurgery (freezing)
- Electrocautery (burning)
- Laser treatment
- Abstain from sex
- Have a monogamous relationship
- Get regular check-ups for STDs
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Planned Parenthood http://www.plannedparenthood.org
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
Sex Information and Education Council of Canada http://www.sieccan.org
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- Review Date: 05/2013 -
- Update Date: 05/11/2013 -
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