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HPV vaccinations and adherence to screening


Free HPV vaccinations were introduced for Australian females aged 12-26 years in 2007 with free school based vaccination    of 12-13 year old girls ongoing and vaccination of boys introduced in 2013. This government initiative has dramatically decreased the prevalence of HPV in younger men and women(1). However, screening remains important to prevent cervical cancer effectively amongst both vaccinated and unvaccinated women. We aim to determine factors that are associated with women not participating in cervical screening and assess the relationship between HPV vaccination and screening behaviour.