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Vaccine for cervical cancer

A vaccine formed to prevent cervical cancer can only provide protection if given prior to a female becoming sexually active. However, inoculation of pre-pubescent girls might concern parents and be perceived as giving permission to sex. The vaccine protects against the human papillomavirus (HPV) that causes genital warts, precancerous lesions on the cervix and cervical cancer. HPV is transmitted via sexual practices and is present in 70% of women who have ever had sexual contact.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Age

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About: Vaccine for cervical cancer

Date: 18 July 2005

Source: The Age

Author: Jacqueline Maley


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