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How important is it to get HPV vaccination if I haven't engaged in sexual activity yet but am only looking to have one sexual partner in my life

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Dr. Adnaan S
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Hi @lolololol Thank you for your question!

I would say that the HPV vaccination is important regardless as it has been proven to reduce the risk of cervical cancer in women (most common cancer in females). Many people who have HPV are asymptomatic and can easily transmit it to another person. In Singapore, the estimate is that 8 of every 10 people have some form of HPV. 

Although you are only looking to have a single sexual partner, I would say that the benefit of the vaccination would still outweigh the risks/drawbacks. You may not know if your partner has had a sexual contact before/been exposed unknowingly. 

In Singapore, you can use your medisave to pay for a portion of the HPV vaccination for certain brands so do consider getting it early! Prevention is always better than the cure (though there is no cure for HPV technically). 

Hope this helps!
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