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Cultural barriers still stand in the way of HPV vaccine uptake

5 monthes ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / The HPV vaccine is often delivered along with sex education. (credit: Pan American Health Organization / Flickr )
Every year, nearly 34,000 cases of cancer in the US can be attributed to HPV, the human papillomavirus. The CDC estimates that vaccination could prevent around 93 percent of those cancers. Yet HPV vaccination rates are abysmal: only half of the teenagers in the US were fully vaccinated in 2017.
Cultural barriers play a role in that low rate. Vaccinating pre-teens against a sexually transmitted infection has had parents concerned that that this would encourage their...
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