HPV vaccines help prevent cancer… so why don’t more teens get vaccinated?

Researchers examined two dozen past studies and concluded HPV vaccines can help prevent cervical cancer without producing any serious side effects

(Jessica Wakeman/ Healthline) — Researchers say there’s no doubt. HPV vaccines successfully prevent women from developing the abnormal cells that can lead to cervical cancer.

In addition, the inoculation doesn’t cause serious side effects.

So, why don’t more teens get this vaccine that is effective against a virus that 4 out of 5 people will develop by the time they reach their mid-40s?

It’s a frustration for public health officials, especially after the release of a new summary that looked at more than two dozen studies involving the effectiveness of the HPV vaccine.

The research was done by Cochrane, a nonprofit that distributes international health research.

HPV, or the human papillomavirus, is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the world. (…)

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