Navigation Links
Many Texas Docs Not Pushing HPV Vaccine for Girls
Date:8/6/2009

Study finds fewer than half always recommend the shots, despite federal guidelines

THURSDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of Texas doctors don't always recommend human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for girls, despite U.S. guidelines urging their inoculation, a new survey finds.

Protection against HPV reduces the risk of cervical cancer, and the national Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends HPV vaccination for all 11- and 12-year-old girls.

In the survey of 1,122 Texas physicians, 48.5 percent said they always recommend HPV vaccine to girls, 68.4 percent said they were likely to recommend the vaccine to boys, and 41.7 percent agreed with the mandated vaccination, the researchers found.

Doctors in academic practices were more than twice as likely to recommend the vaccine as those in non-academic practices. Physicians who believe professional organizations or professional conferences are important sources of information were almost twice as likely to recommend the vaccine as those who didn't have this opinion.

"Most physicians are aware of the vaccine and what it prevents, but they may lack knowledge about issues of safety and how to address parental concerns. That may be making them reluctant to deliver the vaccine," Dr. Jessica Kahn, an associate professor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, said in a news release from the American Association for Cancer Research.

The findings appear in the Aug. 1 issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, and Kahn believes the results could be representative of doctors across the United States. The national HPV vaccine rates for 11- to 12-year-old girls are between 6 percent and 25 percent.

"Two years after the FDA approved the vaccine, the study suggests that additional efforts are needed to encourage physicians to follow these national recommendations," Kahn said.

More information

The U.S. National Cancer Institute has more about the HPV vaccine.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: American Association for Cancer Research, news release, Aug. 6, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Texas Supreme Court Rules Against Medicare HMOs in Hospital Reimbursement Fight
2. Texas Largest Physician Carrier Announces 5th Successive Rate Cut on Anniversary of Lawsuit Reform
3. University of Texas Study Details Lengthy Payment Delays for Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Claims, Confirming Need for Legislative Fix
4. South Texas Doctors Report More Severe Cases of Community Staph Super Bug Hospitalizing Children
5. Texas Aviation Services: Over 20 Years of Creating Flying Emergency Rooms for Airborne EMS Customers in US and Latin America
6. Dermatologists identify North Texas leishmaniasis outbreak
7. Precedent Launches Revolutionary Individual Health Insurance Plans in Texas
8. Health Care Service Corporation Provides Personal Clinical Summaries to Members of its Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas
9. Sesame Street Exhibition Makes Texas Premier at The Health Museum
10. The Law Offices of John David Hart: Texas Man Sues Medtronic in Body-Snatching Case
11. Viant Acquires Texas True Choice
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Many Texas Docs Not Pushing HPV Vaccine for Girls
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Pixel Film Studios Released ProSlice Levels, a ... can give their videos a whole new perspective by using the title layers ... Film Studios. , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 Different presets to choose from. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... Experts from the American Institutes for ... Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. , AIR ... care planning, healthcare costs and patient and family engagement. , AIR researchers will ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest network of ... Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We are pleased to ... said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... the pursuit of success. In terms of the latter, setting the bar too high ... low, risk more than just slow progress toward their goal. , Research from ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of control. Prone to extreme ... “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. “If there was ... other children and say he was going to kill them. If we were driving ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Revolutionary technology includes multi-speaker listening to ... leaders in advanced audiology and hearing aid technology, has ... the world,s first internet connected hearing aid that opens ...      (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160622/382240 ) , ... firsts,: , TwinLink™ - the first dual ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 The vast majority ... outpatient dialysis facility.  Treatments are usually 3 times a ... per visit, including travel time, equipment preparation and wait ... but especially grueling for patients who are elderly and ... skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers for some duration of ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... FRANKLIN, Tenn. , June 23, 2016 ... for automating, integrating and transforming the patient ... launch of several innovative new products and ... depth of its revenue cycle offerings. These ... establish more efficient workflows, remain compliant in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: