HPV Vaccine Not Linked to Increase in Unsafe Sex

Researchers at Harvard found that young women who received the vaccine did not engage in more, and riskier, sex.
1:02 | 02/09/15

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The HPV. Vaccine it's a relative newcomer among recommended shots. Yet nearly every major medical organization urges parents to get their daughters vaccinated to help decrease their cervical cancer rates but since HPV is a sexually transmitted disease some resisted thinking that offering the vaccine to preteens might lead them to engage in more and riskier sex now in a new study Harvard researchers have found that this simply. Is not the case data on tens of thousands of young women shows that women who got the HPV shot had no increase in the rate of an important indicator of risk sex sexually transmitted infections what this suggests is that there is no connection between the shot and risky sexual decisions for parents it's a reassuring message but also a wake up call to get your daughter's the HPV shot now to protect them from cancer later in their lot with this. Medical minute. I'm doctor Timothy John.

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