Saturday, August 8, 2009

Texas Docs Uncertain About Recommending HPV Vaccine

Half of Texas physicians who responded to an online survey said they do not always recommend vaccination against human papillomavirus to prevent cervical cancer.

Of 1,122 survey participants, 48.5% said they always recommend HPV vaccines to girls, Jessica Kahn, MD, of the University of Cincinnati, and colleagues reported in the August issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.

Two thirds of respondents said they are likely to recommend vaccination to boys if the vaccine is approved for that indication.

A majority disagreed with mandated vaccination.

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