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Knowledge and Perceptions of HPV and the HPV Vaccine among Pre-adolescent Girls and Their Guardians in Georgetown, Guyana

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.113
Pages: 
43–8
Synopsis: 
As the Ministry of Health in Guyana seeks to introduce human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, this study highlights the disparity between perceived knowledge and the correct knowledge of the stakeholders: the girls and their guardians. It also examines ways of overcoming this dilemma.
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Objectives: To examine the knowledge and perceptions of 11-year old girls and their guardians toward the  human papillomavirus (HPV), HPV (mandatory) vaccination and cervical cancer and to determine their main sources of health information.

Accepted: 
18 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 28 Apr, 2015
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