HPV Vaccine Not Linked To Promiscuity, Study Finds

February 9, 2015 9:57 PM

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HPV Vaccine Not Linked To Promiscuity, Study Finds

Getting a vaccine to protect against the sexually-transmitted infection human papillomavirus (HPV) does not increase the risk that young women will be sexually promiscuous and get more STIs, a new study says.

In the study, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, 21,000 U.S. girls who received an HPV vaccine were compared to 186,000 who were unvaccinated. The girls lived in the same region of the U.S. and had the same insurance plans. The researchers measured the rate of STIs before the girls wer...

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