The government health agency’s new study, which was published in the June issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, shows that rates of vaccine-type HPV prevalence dropped from 11.5 percent before the vaccine was introduced to 5 percent by 2010 for 14 to 19 year-old-girls.
Shots that protect against cervical cancer do not make girls more promiscuous, according to the first study to compare medical records for vaccinated and unvaccinated girls.
Republican politicians continue to work against HPV vaccination despite its ability to prevent thousands of cases of cervical cancer and resulting deaths.
Four years ago, Governor Rick Perry put aside his social conservative bona fides and signed an order requiring girls be vaccinated against HPV.
Gov. Rick Perry officially started his campaign for President on Saturday, and voters are already asking tough questions about his record.