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HPV Sharply Reduced in Teenage Girls

A vaccine for human papillomavirus, which causes cervical cancer, has reduced its prevalence in teenage girls by almost two-thirds, the study said.

HPV Sharply Reduced in Teenage Girls Following Vaccine, Study Says - The New York Times

"A vaccine introduced a decade ago to combat the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer has already reduced the virus’s prevalence in teenage girls by almost two-thirds, federal researchers said Monday."

"Even for women in their early 20s, a group with lower vaccination rates, the most dangerous strains of human papillomavirus, or HPV, have still been reduced by more than a third."