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HPV Vaccine Doesn't Encoruage Risky Sexual Activity


From Web MD

Girls and young women who are vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) appear to be no more likely than those who are not vaccinated to engage in sexually risky behaviors, a CDC survey finds.

HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S., with an estimated 6.2 million new infections each year.  Two types of the virus, HPV 16 and HPV 18, are responsible for 70% of cervical cancers. HPV also causes genital warts and can lead to cancer of the cervix, vagina, vulva, penis, and anus.

Read the full article here:  http://www.webmd.com/parenting/news/20111212/study-hpv-vaccine-doesnt-encourage-risky-sexual-activity

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