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Routine HPV vaccination of girls linked to ‘dramatic’ drop in cervical disease

Immunisation

In Scotland an immunisation programme to routinely vaccinate girls against human papillomavirus (HPV) was introduced 10 years ago. HPV is a sexually transmitted infection and some types are linked to cervical cancer. The vaccination programme is said to have nearly wiped out cases of cervical pre-cancer in young women, and led to a 90% cut in pre-cancerous cells.

More information about HPV and the research can be found on the BBC News website