A new study shows that receiving the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is not associated with an increase in sexual activity among girls.
“This is reassuring news for teenagers, parents, and members of the public. Our study adds to growing evidence that the HPV vaccine is a safe and effective way to prevent these rare but sometimes deadly cancers,” adds Robert Davis, a co-author and senior investigator with the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research–Southeast, who worked with researchers at Emory University.
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