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Letters HPV vaccination

What about male specific HPV related diseases?

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 02 November 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4514
  1. Carlo Foresta, professor,
  2. Alberto Ferlin, adjunct professor ,
  3. Andrea Garolla, adjunct professor
  1. 1University of Padova, Department of Histology, Microbiology and Medical Biotechnologies, Section of Clinical Pathology and Centre for Male Gamete Cryopreservation, 35121 Padova, Italy
  1. carlo.foresta{at}

    The paper by Kim and Goldie and the editorial by Castle and Scarinci on the cost effectiveness of routinely vaccinating preadolescent boys against human papillomavirus (HPV) ignored some important aspects.1 2 Firstly, by vaccinating girls only, males …

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