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HPV vaccine not linked to riskier sex, STIs: study

HPV vaccine not linked to riskier sex, STIs: studyDespite concerns among some parents, the vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) does not cause riskier behavior in teens, nor does it raise rates of sexually transmitted infections, US researchers said Monday. The findings by a team of experts at Harvard Medical School and the University of Southern California are published in JAMA Internal Medicine, a journal of the American Medical Association. Health authorities recommend the vaccine for pre-teen and teenage boys and girls as a way to prevent HPV, which can go undetected and lead to cancers of the cervix, anus, penis, mouth and throat. Vaccination rates have been slowly rising in the years since 2006, when the vaccine was introduced.



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HPV vaccine not linked to riskier sex, STIs: study

University of Miami pediatrician Judith L. Schaechter gives an HPV vaccination to a 13-year-old girl at the Miller School of Medicine on September 21, 2011 in MiamiDespite concerns among some parents, the vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) does not cause riskier behavior in teens, nor does it raise rates of sexually transmitted infections, US researchers said Monday. The findings by a team of experts at Harvard Medical School and the University of Southern California are published in JAMA Internal Medicine, a journal of the American Medical Association. Health authorities recommend the vaccine for pre-teen and teenage boys and girls as a way to prevent HPV, which can go undetected and lead to cancers of the cervix, anus, penis, mouth and throat. Vaccination rates have been slowly rising in the years since 2006, when the vaccine was introduced.



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Teen HPV vaccine does not spur riskier sex

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) – Counter to the fears of some parents (and a few doctors), teen girls who are vaccinated against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) do not go on to catch more sexually transmitted diseases than their peers, according to a large new study. Some parents have been hesitant to have their teens vaccinated for fear that they would be emboldened to have more, and riskier, sex – the kind that can put them at risk for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The HPV vaccine has been available in the U.S. since 2006 and is recommended for all preteen boys and girls at age 11 or 12, so they have time to develop an immune response before becoming sexually active. “But 10 to 20 percent of parents and at least some pediatricians think that this could be an issue.” The recommended three doses of the vaccine protect against the two strains of HPV responsible for most cervical, anal and vaginal cancers.
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Girls may not have riskier sex after HPV vaccination: study

(Reuters) – Girls who had been vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) weren’t more likely to get other sexually transmitted infections or to become pregnant, according to a U.S. study. This goes against worries on the part of some that getting the vaccine, which is supposed to ultimately help prevent cervical cancer, would encourage girls to become sexually active or engage in riskier sex than they otherwise would. …
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Girls may not have riskier sex after HPV vaccination

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Girls who had been vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) weren’t more likely to get other sexually transmitted infections or to become pregnant, in a new study from Georgia. That goes against worries on the part of some that getting the vaccine – which is supposed to ultimately help prevent cervical cancer – would encourage girls to become sexually active or engage in riskier sex than they otherwise would. …
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