HPV Vaccine: A Wasted Resource for Blacks?
Despite the HPV vaccine’s effectiveness in reducing one’s risk of developing cervical and/or anal cancer, only a measly 1 percent of African-Americans boys and 8 percent of girls have received the series of shots. TheBody.com’s Dr. Gary Bell weighs in on these alarming low rates and why doctors don’t push the vaccine on their Black patients more often.
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