Vaccination against cervical cancer: yes or no?

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the viruses most commonly transmitted through sexual contact. When infected, they cause genital warts in most cases, but malignant cell changes such as precancerous lesions or cervical cancer are also a very common consequence. That is why the Standing Committee on Vaccination (STIKO) of the Robert Koch Institute recommends vaccination against cervical cancer for girls between the ages of 12 and 17.

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