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Correspondence HPV control and resistance in the Middle East and north Africa

We thank Murat G ültekin and Baki Akgül,1 and we agree wholeheartedly with the fact that Islamic countries, and countries with more conservative sexual views based on religion in general, should implement educational projects in government-organised programmes. As we mentioned in our original Correspondence,2 the organisation of intervention policies based on awareness campaigns can be a very effective first step in the control of cervical cancer caused by HPV. However, a point that we would like to stress once more is that acceptance and implementation of these programmes, and in effect also vaccines, can b e faced with difficulties because of stigmatisation that is based on religious and traditional values.
Source: The Lancet Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

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