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Real Progress to Report - HPV

Real Progress to Report - HPV

Sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV), which has been linked with cervical cancer and genital warts, has been a concern among health professionals and parents of young girls and teenagers, in particular. In an effort to prevent the incidence of HPV among young women (and young men), the HPV vaccine was introduced in 2006. While government health officials encouraged wider acceptance of the vaccine, the issue has remained controversial. Currently, only about a third of U.S. girls between 13 and 17 have had the full series of shots, which prevent HPV infection. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now reports that HPV infections linked with cervical cancer have fallen by more than half among teenage girls since 2006.

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