Written for Mediaplanet‘s Women’s Health campaign.
Published online and in print inside the Toronto Star on September 10, 2015.
The majority of sexually active Canadians have at some point been infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV), though many may not know it.
“The human papillomavirus is really common,” explains Dr. Jennifer Blake, CEO of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. “Most of us will be exposed to it within a couple years of becoming sexually active.”