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Resource Type: Clinical Guidelines
Therapy Area: Sexual Health

Prophylactic vaccination against human papillomaviruses to prevent cervical cancer and its precursors

This resource is an intervention review of Prophylactic vaccination against human papillomaviruses to prevent cervical cancer and its precursors.

Background

Persistent infection with high‐risk human papillomaviruses (hrHPV) types is causally linked with the development of cervical precancer and cancer. HPV types 16 and 18 cause approximately 70% of cervical cancers worldwide.

Objectives

To evaluate the harms and protection of prophylactic human papillomaviruses (HPV) vaccines against cervical precancer and HPV16/18 infection in adolescent girls and women.

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