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[Comment] HPV vaccination for victims of childhood sexual abuse

Health authorities around the world, including WHO, recommend starting cervical screening at age 25 years or older, thus excluding young women from population screening.1 This guidance was developed on the basis of numerous investigations documenting high rates of human papillomavirus infection in the general population of young women, with very low rates of cervical cancer.2 Although human papillomavirus infection is common, occurring shortly after sexual debut, it is largely transient and asymptomatic.

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