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Member Research & Reports

UNC Survey of Adolescent Males Shows Low Compliance with HPV Vaccine

Encouraging physicians to recommend human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to adolescent boys and their parents – and educating the boys and their families about the importance of receiving the vaccine – are essential to reducing the cancers this virus can cause. Only a small minority of adolescent boys in the United States currently receive any of the three recommended doses of HPV vaccine, according to a study led by University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health researchers and published earlier this month in the American Journal of Public Health.