Tag: Adolescent

HPV and Other Vaccinations Lagging in Teens

Many teens are still not getting the recommended vaccines, and fewer parents plan to give their adolescent daughters the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine because of concerns about its safety, despite increased clinician recommendations, according to an analysis of data from the 2008–2010 National Immunization Survey of Teens. Paul M. Darden, MD, professor and section chief…

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Earlier Pap Smears Best for At-Risk Adolescents

Young women who have multiple partners or a history of sexually transmitted disease would benefit from cervical cancer screening before age 21, according to new research presented earlier this week at the annual meeting of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology. “The patient population that we looked at is of lower socioeconomic status, they…

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