HPV vaccine prevents cancer, doesn't promote STDs - UPI.com

February 9, 2015 6:48 PM

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Some critics suggest the vaccine may promote riskier sexual behavior in young girls, the target group for physicians and public health officials encouraging wider use of the vaccine. But a recent study shows that teens vaccinated against HPV are not likelier to engage in promiscuity or enable the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STI).

The study, carried out by researchers at Harvard Medical School and the University of Southern California, included the analysis of rates of STIs among two groups of study participants -- 21,000 girls who were vaccinated and 186,000 who were not. As each group aged, the numbers who contracted STIs i...

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