Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Study debunks link between HPV vaccination and early sex

Vaccinating young girls against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) doesn’t lead to an increase in risky sexual activity, a new study shows. Teen girls in the study who were vaccinated against HPV were no more likely to become pregnant or contract another sexually transmitted infection than girls who were not vaccinated, the researchers found. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all boys and girls receive three HPV shots, which protects against multiple strains of the virus, which can cause cervical, anal, penile and throat cancer. Read more here.

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