1. Why You Shouldn't Fear The Smear

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    Video caption: Jess opens up about what really happens when you go for a smear test

    Jess opens up about what really happens when you go for a smear test

  2. HPV vaccine 'cutting cancer diseases'

    BBC Midlands Today

    Cancer-causing infections among young women in the Midlands are now extremely uncommon due to the HPV vaccine, doctors say.

    Nurse preparing vaccine

    Public Health England said about 86% of woman who were eligible for the vaccine, first introduced in 2008, had had it in the 2018-19 academic year.

    Its figures show that, while 12 years ago one in seven sexually active women were infected with human papilloma virus, in a recent sample of 600 women, none of them had it.

  3. Scientists say HPV vaccination will lead to a fall in cervical cancers

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    Video caption: Marc Brisson, co-leader of the study, explains what their review found
  4. Boys to be offered HPV vaccine

    Kay Langlois

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Boys between the age of 12 and 13 in Guernsey will be offered the HPV [human papillomavirus] vaccine for the first time.

    The injection helps to protect against the viral infection which can be passed on during sex and is linked to cervical and vaginal cancers. It has been offered free of charge to girls in Guernsey since 2008.

    The Health and Social Care Committee said it was now extending the vaccination programme to boys to offer them similar protection against HPV-related cancers, including some genital cancers, in later life.

    The majority of throat, head and neck and anal cancers in both men and women are also linked to HPV.

  5. Cancer-preventing vaccine extended to boys

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