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What is HPVinfo.ca?
HPVinfo.ca delivers evidence-based information about the human papillomavirus. All material on this site is developed and reviewed by health-care professionals and is based on guidelines from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC). HPVinfo.ca is administered by the SOGC, Canada’s leading authority on sexual and reproductive health.
Dr. Cathy Popadiuk
Cathy Popadiuk is a gynaecologic oncologist in St. John’s Newfoundland, treating cervical cancer and other gynaecologic malignancies. She is also the accomplished Medical Director for the Newfoundland Cervical Screening Initiative Program.
Dr. Marc Steben
Marc Steben is a family physician working in a Family Medicine Group in Montreal. He is chair of the Canadian HPV prevention network and volunteers with HPV Awareness, a Canadian community group to help prevent HPV and eliminate cervical cancer.
HPV is highly contagious and can spread by skin-to-skin contact in the genital area (penetration is not required) or during genital, anal or oral sex.
The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) is a professional health association representing a multidisciplinary membership of over 3,500 health professionals, including obstetricians, gynaecologists, family physicians, nurses, midwives, and allied health professionals, all working in the field of sexual and reproductive health. The Society’s mission is to promote excellence in the practice of obstetrics and gynaecology, and to advance the health of women at home and around the world through leadership, advocacy, collaboration, and education. The SOGC is Canada’s leading authority on sexual and reproductive health and produces national guidelines for public and medical education.