publication . Master thesis . 2014

Human Papilloma Virus Awareness, Knowledge and Vaccine Acceptance among Norwegian Adolescents

Stafne, Tina;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
Abstract
Background: Human papilloma virus (HPV) is a virus that causes genital warts and a range of different cancer types. Vaccination against HPV was introduced in Norway in 2009, for girls in the 7th grade, as a part of the Norwegian Childhood Vaccination Program. There has been much discussion about the HPV-vaccine before and after the vaccine introduction. The uptake of HPV-vaccination is lower (67-75%) than for other vaccines. The lower vaccine uptake may be explained by lack of information about HPV-related diseases, lack of information about the vaccine, fear of it or other factors. The aim of this thesis was to describe the girls and the boys knowledge of HPV a...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: virus diseasesfemale genital diseases and pregnancy complications
free text keywords: HPV, vaccine, Knowledge, Awareness, acceptance

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