Much Ado About Opting In and Out

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend genital human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations for young girls to assist in reducing o…


Journal of the National Medical Association


Volume 104, Issues 1–2

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January–February 2012

, Pages 108-109


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Much Ado About Opting In and Out


https://doi.org/10.1016/S0027-9684(15)30131-0


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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend genital human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations for young girls to assist in reducing or preventing the disease in the more than 10 000 women in the United States who become infected with HPV each year.

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HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD) and causes almost all cervical and some other types of cancer.

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HPV-caused cancer is preventable, and, by definition, those cancers caused by the strains that are blocked by the vaccination are completely avoidable.

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