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Cervical Cancer

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: It isn’t often that a developing nation outstrips the United States in vaccination rates for a potentially deadly but preventable medical condition. But that’s happening in the case of vaccinations against certain types of HPV or human papillomavirus infections, which can cause cervical cancer. The data show that while the United States is making major progress against this disease, it still has a long way to go to match vaccination rates in many other countries.