Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a prevalent sexually transmitted infection that affects many adolescents and adults worldwide. The consequences of contracting HPV have proven to be devastating, potentially leading to a variety of life-threatening genitourinary and oral cancers. As such, prevention via vaccination is critical. HPV vaccination is recommended for all adolescents beginning at 11 years of age. Although the immunization has proven to be safe and effective, HPV vaccination rates are substantially below target goals worldwide.
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