To address the different fears motivating vaccine-hesitant parents versus antivaccine parents, one must understand the historical resistance to vaccination.
The state of maternal immunization is much different now than from when Gregory M. Glenn, MD, first started in healthcare. It was a widely studied field, but still not as practiced in pregnant women.
Results of a new population-based study in the setting of school-based immunization and education cast doubt on speculation that teens who receive HPV vaccination practice unsafe sex. PLUS: Does 3D mammography detect more breast cancers? ALSO: Can weight loss reduce breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women?
For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a Cochrane Review that looks at the effectiveness of the HPV vaccine on preventing cervical cancer.