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HPV VACCINE NOT A GATEWAY TO PROMISCUITY


HPV Vaccine Not a Gateway to Promiscuity

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has been recommended for 11- and 12-year-old girls in the US since 2006, but opponents of the controversial guidelines have questioned whether being vaccinated could give young girls a false sense of security and encourage them to become sexually active or engage in risky sexual behavior. As it turns out, this is not the case. Data show that girls who receive the vaccine are no more likely than their unvaccinated peers to get other sexually transmitted infections or become pregnant, a strong indicator that both groups are engaging in similar levels of sexual activity. More… Discuss