Nearly 68 million Americans had a STI in 2018 and half of the 26 million new cases were people aged 15 to 24.
Factors associated with HPV vaccination before first sexual intercourse among female college students
Human papillomavirus vaccination 2020 guideline update: American Cancer Society guideline adaptation
Despite the availability of a well-studied, safe, and effective vaccine, the national HPV vaccination coverage is below 50% among adolescents and the rates continue to lag among US military members.
In a time when parental vaccine hesitancy in pediatric spaces continues to occur, it is important that NPs have a tool kit for continuing the conversation in both an empathetic and informative way.