Human Papillomavirus Articles and Studies

New articles about HPV vaccination recommendations:

Use of a 2-dose schedule for Human Papillomavirus Vaccination. Updated Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. published 12/16/16

Announcements Versus Conversations to Improve HPV Vaccination Coverage: A Randomized Trial. Noel T. Brewer, Megan E. Hall, Teri L. Malo, Melissa B. Gilkey, Beth Quinn, Christine Lathren. Pediatrics Dec 2016, e20161764; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2016-1764

CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)

Importance of Recommendation

  • A coalition of health care provider organizations, including The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American College of Physicians (ACP), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) asked providers to urge their patients to get vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV). Read the letter "Give a strong recommendation for HPV vaccine to increase uptake!"

  • Read the article by Rebecca B. Perkins, MD, MSc, "You are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention", which appeared in the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Newsletter, The Forum, Winter 2014.

Vaccine Safety

Other Articles

  • A study released online by the journal Pediatrics in February 2014 looked at HPV vaccination and adolescent sexual behavior. Study authors concluded that risk perceptions after HPV vaccination were not associated with riskier sexual behaviors. 

updated 12/20/16

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