Cross-sectional associations between psychological traits, and HPV vaccine uptake and intentions in young adults from the United States.
- Aaron M Scherer,
- Heather Schacht Reisinger,
- Marin L Schweizer,
- Natoshia M Askelson,
- Angela Fagerlin,
- Charles F Lynch
PLoS One 2018 23;13(2):e0193363. Epub 2018 Feb 23.
Department of Epidemiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most prevalent sexually transmitted infection worldwide and can lead to the development of genital warts, and cancers throughout the body. Despite the availability of HPV vaccines for over a decade, uptake in the United States among adolescents and young adults remains well below national targets. While most efforts to improve HPV vaccine uptake have rightly focused on adolescents, there is still a tremendous opportunity to improve vaccination among young adults who have not been vaccinated against HPV. Read More