Age of Awareness
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Age of Awareness

Why the HPV Vaccine Is Important to Me

And why I was willing to pay $900 out of pocket for it.

I’m a monogamous, married, heterosexual woman who had a hysterectomy. Admittedly, not having a cervix removes my odds of ever getting cervical cancer, which is the first thing anyone seems to think of when they think of the affects of human pappilomavirus, also known as HPV.

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