Partner communication

Rosalva Gonzalez and Victor Garcia are filmmakers. They talk about topics related to the film they are working on. This helps them bring up conversations about health issues like HPV (human papillomavirus) and the HPV vaccine.

Communication is important for a healthy relationship. Talk to your partner about vaccines and regular checkups even if it is uncomfortable. Make sure to include HPV and the HPV vaccine in your conversations. Garcia said, “We are always open to any new conversations that pop up.” Here are some conversation tips.

  • Don’t avoid the conversation
  • Prepare what you want to say
  • Be clear about what you want to say
  • Use “I feel” statements
  • Choose an appropriate location
  • Keep your emotions under control
  • State what you want and ask their opinion

The HPV vaccine helps prevent cervical cancer. It is given in three doses over six months. Males and females 9-26 years old are encouraged to get the vaccine.

Gonzalez and Garcia feel health is important and should be discussed. Gonzalez said, “Taking preventative measures for your health is something really important.” Garcia ends with, “Honestly, it’s better to have it [the HPV vaccine] and not need it rather than need it and not have it.”

Talk to your partner about the HPV vaccine.

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