A new study has found that girls who get vaccinated against HPV don't become more promiscuous.
The researchers looked to see if girls who received the shot later got birth control advice, tested for STDs or became pregnant.
The study found that there was no difference between girls who had gotten the shots and those who didn't.
This is good news, because HPV can cause cervical cancer, so getting vaccinated against it is very important.
The thing is, it's recommend to get the shots around age 11 or 12, well before kids have sex, but parents are worried it's an invitation to go have sex.
This study hopefully puts a stop to that thinking and allows parents to protect their children.
Do it for their health!
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