Have any men had the Gardasil vaccine for HPV?

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  1. Jovial

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    They say it's waiting approval for "young" men and boys (in the USA), but I've heard that some doctors will still give it to young or older men if they believe it will benefit them.

    Have any men here actually gotten the vaccine, and if so how easy was it to get/find a doctor to give it to you?
     
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    In the US, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), has not approved Gardasil for use in men and boys. Here's the scoop on that:

    It kind of depresses me because I suspect that my cancer is related to sucking the wrong cock.
     
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    I have had the three shots.
     
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    i have had the three shots. i had to pay the full fee for the drug because it is not covered under insurance for men.
     
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    Thanks for the responses. Was it hard to get the doctor to give you the vaccine? Did you have to convince him that you'd potentially benefit from the vaccine?

    Jason, it's my understanding that if a drug is approved for certain uses that doctors can still legally decide to give it to other patients if they feel that the patients could benefit. Dr. Drew (Pinsky) mentions on his radio talk show Loveline that some doctors are "enlightened" and will give it to men that would benefit.

    It's also my understanding that the reason they are only pushing for it on younger people is that they figure older people have either already been exposed or they are in committed relationships or their sex lives are over already. They just figure that younger people will benefit the most, so it's more of a cost effective based strategy.
     
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    It was not hard at all.
     
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    LMAO oh please! You can't get cancer from sucking cock! Do you smoke at all or have you ever? That is a HUGE risk for cancer, more than sucking cock is or ever will be. I have sucked over 200 cocks in my entire life and I have been checked out and I do not have HPV in my throat. Most people who have HPV are either women who do not know that they have it, heterosexual men who have it and give it to straight women, and if you are into Male2Male sex and anal intercourse your chances of getting HPV are A LOT higher even with condoms than if you only do oral sex with men. It is TOTAL BULLSHIT that the vaccine is ONLY given to girls/women and not men at all.
     
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    Any drug can be prescribed by a doctor to anyone in an off label way. The FDA only approved Gardasil to be marketed to females aged 9 to 26, but doctors can still give it to whomever they want. I was just wondering how difficult it is to get the vaccine as a man if you are willing to pay out of pocket, like at a clinic or planned parenthood.
     
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    In my country you do not pay for it if you are a young woman but as a man you have to pay for that if you find a doctor who will consider it useful for you.
     
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    Who to say what doesn't cause cancer?
    Anytime your immune system is weaken and causes increase acceleration of new cell growth can be contributed to cause cancer. Now the stats say that 1 in every 10 men will get cancer. Our world is becoming more hazardous every year with tainted water, pesticide, pollutants, and then you also have viral diseases on top of that, that which can also be contributed to tainted water such as the swine flu.

    Just because you don't have the stats to verify what causes cancer, doesn't mean that you can out rule them as the causes for the disease. We live in a bubble and unable to isolate ourselves from the bubble.
     
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