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Doctors are shooting down the theory that the HPV vaccine boosts promiscuity in women.
Girls who were given the vaccine to prevent human papilloma virus, an infection that can cause oral and cervical cancers, were just as likely to use condoms afterwards as they were before, according to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
In fact, the girls who got the vaccine were more likely to ‘always use condoms’ than the girls who didn’t get the vaccine.
Researchers from the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) studied 1,200 women between the ages of 15 and 24, taking into account information about sexual education and behaviors.