HPV vaccine doesn’t lead to teen sex

Parents worried that vaccinating their adolescent daughters for the human papillomavirus (HPV) might encourage them to engage in risky sexual behavior — or to start having sex in the first place — should rest easy, according to a new study released Monday.
Young girls and women who get the HPV vaccine are not more likely to practice unprotected sex after receiving it, according to a study conducted by the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center that was published online in the journal Pediatrics.
In addition, those women who had never had sex at the time they were vaccinated were not more likely to start, the study found, a result that backs up previous studies that came to the same conclusion.

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Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

HPV vaccine doesn’t lead to teen sex

Parents worried that vaccinating their adolescent daughters for the human papillomavirus (HPV) might encourage them to engage in risky sexual behavior — or to start having sex in the first place — should rest easy, according to a new study released Monday.

Young girls and women who get the HPV vaccine are not more likely to practice unprotected sex after receiving it, according to a study conducted by the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center that was published online in the journal Pediatrics.

In addition, those women who had never had sex at the time they were vaccinated were not more likely to start, the study found, a result that backs up previous studies that came to the same conclusion.

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Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

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