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Parental consent for HPV vaccine should not be waived: US poll
Most Americans support laws that allow teens to get medical care for sexually transmitted infections without parental consent. But when asked about the vaccine against the human papillomavirus (HPV), most adults want parents to have the final say on whether their teen or pre-teen gets the shots. A University of Michigan poll on children's health found only 45 per cent of those surveyed would support state laws allowing the HPV vaccination without parental consent. Public health officials have considered pushing laws that would drop the need for parental consent, in order to boost HPV...
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