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Need for Primary Prevention of Carcinoma Cervix: Barriers for HPV Vaccination and Experience in Implementing HPV Vaccination at a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital in South India

Papa Dasari*

Senior Professor, Department of OBGY, WCH, JIPMER, Puducherry, India

*Corresponding Author: Papa Dasari, Senior Professor, Department of Obstretrics and Gynaecology, WCH, JIPMER, Puducherry, India.

Received: April 04, 2023; Published: April 20, 2023


HPV vaccine, known generally as cancer vaccine has not been introduced in to the immunisation programme in India despite its implementation in more than 100 countries since 2009. It not only prevents the occurrence of carcinoma cervix but all other cancers such as oral, nasopharyngeal, anal and penile which are caused by HPV virus. The barriers for not implementing this vaccine are many such as unawareness of its benefits, myths regarding its side effects and lack of accountability on the part of health care administrators. The review presents the need for HPV vaccination and barriers for its implementation along with personal experience of its implementation in an Institute of National importance.

 Keywords: Carcinoma Cervix; CIN; HPV Vaccination; Barriers; Myths


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Citation: Papa Dasari. “Need for Primary Prevention of Carcinoma Cervix: Barriers for HPV Vaccination and Experience in Implementing HPV Vaccination at a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital in South India". Acta Scientific Women's Health 5.5 (2023): 33-41.


Copyright: © 2023 Papa Dasari. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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