More than 4,000 women lose their lives to cervical cancer each year. The leading cause of cervical cancer is human papillomavirus , which is also the most common sexually transmitted infection . While HPV vaccines that were approved by the Food and Drug Administration almost a decade ago are proven to reduce incidences of cervical cancer in women, as well as other forms of cancer in both men and women, many parents are still opting not to vaccinate their children.
Get the HPV vaccine, regular screenings, practice safe sex and don’t smoke
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Allowing pharmacists to administer HPV vaccines would improve access in states
Childhood vaccinations have halted the spread of deadly diseases for centuries, but do you know how they actually work?
Steps to take control of your health.
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