HPV RATES DOWN BY 50 PERCENT IN TEENAGE GIRLS
Since the introduction of a vaccine in 2006, rates of the STD, human papillomavirus (HPV), have dropped by half among teenage girls in America.
79 million men and women, mostly Millennials, carry HPV, and 14 million become infected each year. The disease is a leading cause of cervical cancer in women.
One-third of American girls have been fully vaccinated and because of the sharp decrease in HPV infections, federal health officials have said the vaccine is effective.
WHY WE SHOULD CARE
HPV mainly affects young Americans.
Any effort to stop the spread of this STD is necessary for public health.
OUR TIME OPINION
We need to eradicate this disease and save the lives of young Americans.