Sexual healthcare professionals’ views on HPV vaccination for men in the UK

Nadarzynski, Tom, Smith, Helen E, Richardson, Daniel, Ford, Elizabeth and Llewellyn, Carrie D (2015) Sexual healthcare professionals’ views on HPV vaccination for men in the UK. British Journal of Cancer, 113 (11). pp. 1599-1601. ISSN 0007-0920

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Abstract

Background: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for men could prevent anal cancers amongst men who have sex with men (MSM).

Methods: An e-survey of attitudes towards vaccination for men in the UK was conducted in July–August 2014.

Results: Among 325 sexual health professionals, 14% were already vaccinating men against HPV, 83% recommended genderneutral HPV vaccination and 65% recommended targeting MSM. Over 50% reported having poor knowledge about the use of
HPV vaccine for MSM and the skills to identify MSM likely to benefit from HPV vaccination.

Conclusions: Clear advice and guidelines on HPV vaccine use for men at sexual health clinics are required to ensure equitable opportunities for vaccination.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Primary Care and Public Health
Depositing User: Carrie Llewellyn
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2016 10:00
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 17:29
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/65783

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