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Cochrane review on the HPV vaccine

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Recent media stories have aired the argument that teenage boys should be given the HPV vaccine as well as girls.  And some campaign groups believe the HPV vaccine has damaged some teenage girls.  But what does the evidence say about how well the vaccine works at preventing cervical cancer in women?

Cochrane are publishing a review of the evidence on the effectiveness and safety of the HPV vaccine in women and girls.  The review looks at evidence from 26 published randomised controlled trials.




Dr Marc Arbyn, Unit Cancer Epidemiology, Belgian Cancer Centre, Sciensano, and lead author of the Cochrane review

Dr Jo Morrison, Consultant in Gynaecological Oncology, Musgrove Park Hospital, Somerset

Dr David Tovey, Cochrane’s Editor in Chief

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