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Young Women Consider the HPV Vaccine

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Young Women Consider the HPV Vaccine

Young Women Consider the HPV Vaccine

Young Women Consider the HPV Vaccine

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A new vaccine for human papillomavirus promises to help prevent cervical cancer. Young women and their parents are trying to figure out if the HPV vaccine is right for them. Alana Germany of Youth Radio talked to some of them and sent us this report.

For women who already have HPV, the vaccine could help prevent other high-risk strains of it. Beth Huff, a clinic coordinator at Vanderbilt University, talks with Madeleine Brand and Alex Chadwick about what the vaccine can do.