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Is HPV Hereditary

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Updated June 18, 2014

Question: Is HPV Hereditary
Answer: While HPV is not hereditary, meaning it is not genetically passed from parent to child, it can be passed from mother to child during childbirth. This is a rare occurence, however.



References:

"Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Genital Warts." Womenshealth.gov. June 2006. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 14 Nov 2006

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