Australian cervical cancer vaccination leads to rapid decline in genital warts

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 15 October 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4241
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

    The number of young women presenting with new cases of genital warts in Australia has declined rapidly since the introduction of the national vaccination programme against cervical cancer, in 2007, research has found (Sex Transm Infect 2009; doi:10.1136/sti.2009.037788).

    The retrospective study, which looked at rates of genital warts among people attending a sexual health centre in Melbourne between January 2004 and December 2008, found new diagnoses among women under 28 years fell by 25% each quarter in …

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