HPV Vaccination: Sooner Is Better, Study Says

Vaccinating teenage girls against the human papilloma virus or HPV may be too little too late, according to a new study that found more than half of girls 13 and older already have the infection. The three-dose vaccine, proven to slash the risk of HPV infection -- the number one risk factor for cervical cancer -- is recommended for 11- and 12-year-old girls, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But some doctors delay the shots, thinking pre-teens have a low risk for...Full Story
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