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On the implications of desexualizing vaccines against sexually transmitted diseases: reflections from a practicing pediatrician

Overview of attention for article published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, October 2017
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Title
On the implications of desexualizing vaccines against sexually transmitted diseases: reflections from a practicing pediatrician
Published in
Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, October 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13584-017-0181-0
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Authors

Amanda F. Dempsey

Abstract

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination holds great promise for drastically reducing the incidence of HPV-associated cancers of the genital tract, and possibly also certain head and neck cancers. Unfortunately, rates of HPV vaccine utilization among adolescents are low in many countries. Many research studies have identified the fact that HPV is a sexually transmitted infection as a barrier to higher vaccination rates. This is related to providers' and parents' reluctance to discuss or consider the burgeoning sexuality of their child. An approach suggested to overcome this barrier is to "desexualize" the vaccine. This entails focusing discussions and public messages on the cancer-preventing properties of the vaccine and ignoring or minimizing information about HPV's sexual transmissibility. In an article by Velan and Yadgar, the authors argue that this approach does more harm than good. This associated commentary offers a slightly different viewpoint from one who has been "in the trenches" both clinically and from a research standpoint for many years.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 19 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 6 32%
Student > Master 4 21%
Student > Bachelor 2 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 5%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 5%
Other 1 5%
Unknown 4 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 6 32%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 5%
Unspecified 1 5%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 5%
Other 2 11%
Unknown 6 32%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 31 October 2017.
All research outputs
#6,941,921
of 12,077,989 outputs
Outputs from Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
#104
of 300 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#132,134
of 274,772 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
#3
of 17 outputs
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