Mothers less likely to pursue HPV vaccination for youngest daughters

Sunday, May 4, 2008 - 13:49 in Health & Medicine

Because the first national study of its kind has found that U.S. mothers report they are less likely to vaccinate daughters under age 13 against human papillomavirus virus (HPV), even though the vaccine is recommended for girls at age 11 and 12, it`s incumbent upon the healthcare community to work to improve mom`s acceptance of the vaccination for younger daughters, say researchers at Cincinnati Children`s Hospital Medical Center who conducted the study. HPV is a sexually transmitted virus known to cause cervical cancer.

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