Sexual risk behaviours and PAP testing in university women vaccinated against human papillomavirus.

CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of sexual risk behaviours in non-vaccinated women is elevated, and it is related to the lack of use of barrier contraceptive methods. The vaccination against HPV could affect sexual behaviours and the participation in the CCSP. Therefore, the information received by young people about contraceptive methods, sexually transmitted diseases, and cancer prevention should be reinforced. PMID: 28867156 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Atencion Primaria - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Aten Primaria Source Type: research

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Conclusion: The prevalence of NG, CT, TV, and HR-HPV was according to expected, while that of HR-AVF was higher. The surprisingly low prevalence of HPV16 and HPV18 must be considered in the design of programs for prevention and vaccination; this setting can be useful as a model for postvaccination scenarios. PMID: 29259388 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
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