The HPV (Human papillomaviruses) vaccine has become a pretty controversial topic. There is a lot of conflicting information out there. Hopefully our whiteboard and the other resources below present the evidence in an understandable way so that you can make your own, informed decision.
The Best of the Rest
|Cervical Cancer Screening
||The U.S. National Cancer Institute's overview of Pap and HPV testing to screen for cervical cancer.
||Lots of words here but it's all solid, evidence based useful information.|
|HPV Cancer Prevention Infographic
||A visual from the Centers for Disease Control with information about the HPV vaccine for teens.
||Three things: Provides important info + one page + colourful pictures |
|Swedish study shows no serious adverse effects seen with HPV vaccine
||Dr. Barry Dworkin is an Ottawa physician who has a regular radio spot called the Sunday House Call. In this episode he talks about study provides some solid evidence for why the benefits outweigh any risks of the HPV vaccine.
||Dr. Dworkin does a nice job of summarizing this study and its significant findings. Great for those who don't feel up to going through the whole British Medical Journal (BMJ) paper. |