Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine released a study on August 27 that showed African-American women are less likely to receive the human papillomavirus vaccine than white women.

The study looked at African-American and white women with access to health care. The data came from the 2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth, which is a nationwide cross-sectional survey administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The study is meant to examine the effect of race and ethnicity on HPV vaccine initiation in young women.



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