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Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most prevalent sexually transmitted infection in the United States. Although the HPV vaccine has been proven to be effective and safe, the vaccination rates are significantly less compared to other vaccines. In males, HPV infection may lead to the development of numerous forms of cancer including oropharyngeal, anal and penile cancer, however, the HPV vaccination rate for males is significantly less than it is for females. This project aims to highlight various medical providers' opinions on the barriers to HPV vaccination for young men in Newtown, Connecticut, as well as, address methods for improvement including a brochure that was made and distributed to patients and medical providers in the clinic.
Newtown Family Medicine, Newtown, CT
HPV, Vaccine, Oropharyngeal cancer, Connecticut
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Karabachev, Alexander D., "Perceived Barriers and Trends in HPV Vaccination Among Young Men in Newtown, CT" (2019). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 529.