Talking about sex with your teen can be awkward, but we should do it anyway.
A recent survey in Pediatrics found that more than one-third of doctors aren't strongly recommending the HPV vaccine to their preteen patients. That's a lot of doctors, but it's way more patients.
HPV is the fastest-growing STI in the United States.
The HPV vaccines, known as Gardasil and Cervarix, can protect against some of the most common strains, including some that may lead to cervical cancer.