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HPV vaccines work, so why do so few states require them?

Only Virginia, Washington, D.C., and soon, Rhode Island, include the cancer-preventing vaccine as a school requirement

July 14, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Nine years after the HPV vaccine was first approved in the U.S., only Virginia and Washington, D.C., currently require the vaccine for school entry, according to new research.

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HPV vaccinations save men’s lives, too

Study finds higher HPV immunization rates among women block cancers in men

May 12, 2015 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

Health officials have long urged boys to get HPV vaccinations to shield women from the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus that causes cervical cancer, but a new study shows such immunization campaigns also cut guys’ risks for contracting HPV-related cancers.

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It’s not about sex, it’s about cancer

New, large study shows HPV vaccine does not increase sexual behavior in teen girls

Feb. 9, 2015 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

A new, large study shows HPV vaccine does not increase sexual behavior in teen girls.

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