Tag "HPV vaccine"

It’s been 10 years since the introduction of the HPV vaccine (human papillomavirus) in 2006. A lot has happened since then, including a new study confirming how highly effective the HPV vaccine is. Because of that, I thought it would be worthwhile to provide › Continue Reading

A new study out of the University of Manchester in England finds less risky behavior among young women who got the HPV vaccine, according to a recent article from Reuters online. Dr. Jessica Kahn, from the Division of Adolescent and › Continue Reading

There is certainly no lack of information or opinions about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Sorting through all of the information that’s out there can be daunting, especially if you’re trying to make a decision about whether or not to › Continue Reading

A new study, released today in the medical journal Pediatrics, shows that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination does not lead teen girls to start having sex or to engage in unsafe sex.  HPV is sexually transmitted and can cause cervical › Continue Reading

No one likes shots. No one likes receiving them and I don’t know a single health care provider that enjoys administering them.  But they’re a necessary reality to keep babies, children, and even adults from contracting devastating diseases. In fact, › Continue Reading

A new study finds that two doses of Merck’s human papillomavirus vaccine may be just as effective in younger girls as the recommended three doses given to older teens and women. Girls ages 9 to 13 years who received two › Continue Reading

Citing safety concerns, parents are increasingly reluctant to have their teenage daughters vaccinated against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a new study. Even though doctors increasingly recommend the HPV vaccine, 16 percent of parents say concerns over › Continue Reading