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Parent-Child Communication and HPV Vaccine

A mother and young daughter sit together

PPC Associate Research Scientist Natoshia Askelson is currently featured on the the UI College of Public Health home page for her work assessing parents' and physicians' attitudes and intentions regarding the new human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which can protect young people from a common, sexually transmitted infection. Askelson conducted two studies, one that assessed mothers’ attitudes and intentions to vaccinate their daughters and talk about sex at the time of vaccination and another that focused on physicians’ compliance and willingness to talk about sex at the time of vaccination.

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