A new study from Duke University found that encouraging more boys to get the HPV vaccine might provide greater overall protection with a better cost-benefit profile. The study was published in the journal Epidemics.
HPV-vaccineThe human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine protects against several major types of HPV, a causative factor for cervical cancer and genital warts. Although the vaccine is safe and effective, vaccination rates among American girls and
Parents of young girls and boys have not eagerly accepted the advice to have their children vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV).
HPV (human papillomavirus), the most common sexually transmitted infection, can lead to several types of cancers, including cervical. About 79 million Americans are currently infected with HPV, and there are about 14 million new cases every year. The HPV vaccine protects against four major types of HPV, and can prevent most cases of cervical cancer (and likely other cancers as well, but those studies are only now underway), as well as genital warts.