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10/18/2012 10:16 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

Dr. Oz And Dr. Diane Harper Discusses Gardasil, The HPV Vaccine, And Men Who Have Sex With Men On HuffPost Live (VIDEO)

There's been a lot of discussion in recent months about the controversial Gardasil vaccine which has been shown to protect against some types of the human papillomavirus (HPV).

The disease, which is spread via skin to skin contact, can cause genital and anal warts and, more troublingly, cervical cancer for woman who become infected. However, while much of the conversation about the vaccine has centered around women, men -- including men who have sex with men (MSM) -- are also susceptible to HPV and research shows that Gardasil may also protect them from certain kinds of the disease.

Doctor and television personality Dr. Oz recently dropped by HuffPost Live to discuss the vaccine. Watch the clip above, also featuring Dr. Diane Harper, who has studied Gardasil, to learn about HPV and why men should consider getting vaccinated.

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