Purpose of Review: Despite recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for routine vaccination of adolescents with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, U.S. coverage among women remains less than 50%, with that of adolescent men below 2%. Recent Findings: Ongoing studies document the efficacy and safety of the HPV vaccine. Nevertheless, misconceptions and negative attitudes persist and serve as barriers to vaccine uptake. Additionally, other factors such as age, insurance status, poverty status, and racial or ethnic background have been associated with diminished vaccine uptake and poor completion rates. Internationally, HPV vaccination programs and school-based programs have achieved increased rates of uptake and series completion. HPV vaccination coverage may also be facilitated by improving communication between physicians, parents, and adolescents as well as by addressing common misconceptions about the vaccine. Summary: This review highlights significant findings of recent literature on HPV vaccination of adolescent women with a special focus on uptake, series completion, communication, disparities in vaccine coverage, and other health outcomes associated with HPV vaccination.
- human papillomavirus
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
Human papillomavirus vaccine in adolescent women : A 2012 update. / Etter, Dillon J.; Zimet, Gregory; Rickert, Vaughn I.In: Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 24, No. 5, 10.2012, p. 305-310.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
TY - JOUR
T1 - Human papillomavirus vaccine in adolescent women
T2 - A 2012 update
AU - Etter, Dillon J.
AU - Zimet, Gregory
AU - Rickert, Vaughn I.
PY - 2012/10
Y1 - 2012/10
N2 - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
AB - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
KW - adolescent
KW - human papillomavirus
KW - vaccine
KW - women
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U2 - 10.1097/GCO.0b013e3283567005
DO - 10.1097/GCO.0b013e3283567005
M3 - Article
C2 - 22781077
AN - SCOPUS:84866412725
VL - 24
SP - 305
EP - 310
JO - Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology
JF - Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology
SN - 1040-872X
IS - 5