HPV: Study Finds No Connection Between Vaccine and Increased Sexual Activity Among Girls
Oct 15, 2012 - 11:08:33 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - In the first study examining clinical markers of sexual activity after receiving the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, Gardasil, researchers at Emory University and Kaiser Permanente found no association between the vaccine and an increase in sexual activity among girls. The results were published online today in the journal Pediatrics.
The study, an independent research project funded by Kaiser Permanente and Emory University, included 1,398 girls ages 11–12 who were members of the Kaiser Permanente health plan in Georgia in 2006 and 2007, during the first 18 months after the Gardasil vaccine became available.
Read more: http://news.emory.edu/stories/2012/10/hpv_vaccination_for_girls/
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