Call us: 1.877.283.7882 | Monday–Friday: 8:00 AM–4:30 PM ET

Private MD News

Home | News | General Health

Few women receive HPV vaccine, survey finds

Category: General Health

Many females may benefit from cervical cancer testing, as a new survey has found that only about one in three young women ever receive the vaccine for the human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection known to lead to the cancer.

The HPV vaccine prevents infections of the cancer-causing STD. The American Cancer Society has recommended that all girls between 14- and 17-years-old get vaccinated, but, according to the survey, only 34 percent of girls are receiving the treatment.

Sandi Pruitt, who led the survey, speculated that lack of health insurance may be the reason why many of the females surveyed had not been vaccinated, and that girls in poorer areas were less likely to receive free treatment.

"For the neediest children, the United States has a publicly funded vaccination system, but each state sets its own guidelines for who is eligible to receive free vaccines," she said. "States with more poverty may not have adequate funding to provide [the vaccine]."

Cervical cancer generally does not present symptoms until it is at a fairly advanced state, which is why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that women receive regular cancer tests.

Related Articles from Private MD:

Share on Facebook

Subscribe to Private MD Health News RSS Feed: Subscribe

News Categories:

Advanced Lipid Treatment I   Allergy Testing   Anemia and RBC disorders   Autoimmune Diseases   Bariatric Lab Testing   Blood and Blood Diseases   Breast   Cancer Detection and Tumor Markers   Celiac Disease Testing   Chlamydia   Coagulation and blood clotting disorders   Colon   Diabetes   DNA, Paternity and Genetic testing   Drug Screening   Environmental Toxin Testing   Female Specific Tests   Gastrointestinal Diseases   General Health   General Wellness   Heart Health and Cholesterol   Herpes   HIV   HIV monitoring/Treatment/Testing/Post Diagnos   Hormones and Metabolism   Infectious Diseases   Infertility Testing-Male   Infertitlity Hormone Testing   Kidney Diseases   Leukemia and WBC disorders   Liver   Liver Diseases   Lyme Disease   Male Specific Tests   Menopause/Peri-Menopausal Diagnosis   Musculoskeletal Diseases   Organ Specific Testing   Ovarian   Prostate   Sexually Transmitted Diseases   Thyroid Diseases   Transgender Hormone Testing-female to male   Transgender Hormone Testing-Male to Female   Vitamin D Deficiency-Diagnosis and Treatment   

Visit the Health News Archive: Click Here

Questions about online blood testing or how to order a lab test? Click here to get started or call us toll-free at 1.877.283.7882. Our professionals are ready to assist you.

Back to top