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HPV vaccinations don’t lead to riskier sexual behavior among girls, study suggests
Washington Post

Controversy has swirled around the human papillomavirus vaccine for years, with some parents, pediatricians and politicians worried that requiring the inoculation would encourage teenagers to have sex.

But a new study from Harvard University and University of Southern California researchers found that girls who received the vaccine didn’t have higher rates of sexually transmitted diseases when compared with non-vaccinated girls. The findings, published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, suggest that the HPV vaccine doesn’t result in riskier sexual behavior.