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Doctors hope more parents have children get HPV vaccine
San Diego Union-Tribune

The vaccine to protect against human papillomavirus has been shown to be over 90 percent effective in preventing cervical cancer and blocking genital warts and 75 percent efficient in warding off anal cancer in men.

Despite these numbers, recent findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show the HPV vaccine— which became available in 2006 — is not being given to a majority of young men and women in the U.S.