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Date

2016

Abstract

Vaccination against Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is able to protect against 70% of strains causing cervical cancer and and 90% of strains causing genital warts, yet vaccination rates for boys and girls are still well below average vaccination against many other preventable diseases. Experts agree that patient education and strong physician recommendation of HPV vaccination of pre-teens and teenagers is essential in improving vaccination rates in CT. The objective of this project was to assess and improve understanding of HPV, its implications, and vaccination in a high school population in Danbury, CT. The education session significantly improved students' understanding of HPV vaccination and subjectively improved their confidence in becoming health advocates for HPV vaccination.

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Danbury Hospital

Keywords

HPV, HPV vaccination, women's health, patient education

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Medical Education | Obstetrics and Gynecology | Primary Care