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There are real differences in men's and women's health concerns. The life expectancy gap is decreasing between men and women, but men still deal with higher rates of cardiovascular disease, prostate and testicular cancers, fluctuating testosterone levels, and fertility issues. Women’s health issues include cancer, reproductive and sexual health issues, osteoporosis prevention and management, nutrition and sports medicine. This series focuses on new developments in the diagnosis and treatment of gender-specific health issues.
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Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Uptake in Adolescent Boys: An Evidence Review
Oct 26 16
Host: David L. Bell, MD, MPH
Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Uptake in Adolescent Boys: An Evidence Review Voss DS1, Wofford LG2. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs. 2016 Jul 26. doi: 10.1111/wvn.12172. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract BACKGROUND:Despite evidence-based guidelines recommending routine vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) for adolescent boys, ages 11-12 years, vaccine uptake among this population remains low. AIMS:To examine reasons for low HPV quadrivalent vaccine uptake and methods available to increase vaccine uptake among adolescent males, ages 11-12 years. METHODS AND RESULTS:Of 341 identified studies, 30 were included from three databases. The 30 studies were grouped into six categories: population-specific, problem-specific, educational interventions, theory-specific, political implications, and foundational guidelines and Websites. DISCUSSION:Among eight studies, low vaccine uptake was attributed to lack of parental, adolescent, and physician knowledge of HPV4 vaccine availability and recommendations. HPV4 vaccine educational interventions for parents and adolescents were the most effective for promoting vaccine uptake. Theory applications and gain-framed messages were shown to be effective for assessing HPV vaccine attitudes and perceptions. Political implication studies reveal the need for political and financial measures to encourage HPV vaccine acceptability among the population. IMPLICATIONS FOR CLINICIANS:To promote HPV vaccine uptake among adolescent males, providers must remain current with HPV vaccine recommendations and offer parental ...