It is not necessary that girls, who never had sex, cannot get infected with human papillomavirus (HPV). A study has taken place, which has concluded that even virgin girls are at risk of getting infected with the infection.
In order to prove their hypothesis, the study researchers said that enrolled young women and teens. The group was the mix of the virgin and non-virgin women. After surveying them, it was revealed that 11.6% girls, who never had sex, were also carrying the strain of HPV.
It is not that the volunteers were lying, but there are ways by which strains could pass on to them. Two major ways were transmission of strains from genital to genital and other way was hand to genital.
Lead researcher Lea Widdice associated with Cincinnati Children's Hospital said, “Vaccination at 11 to 12 years old is not too early”. Lee affirmed that their study has reinstated the need of protecting little girls from such diseases.
The study has acted as a wakeup call for parents, as it is never late to protect their little girls from such horrendous disease. The disease is generally treatable, and can be momentary, but it can also be taxing and can cause cervical cancer.