May 4, 2016

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Saralyn Mark, MD
Why aren't girls getting the vaccine?
Only 33% of girls are getting their full series of HPV vaccines which can protect against some cervical cancer strains. One reason may be that doctors are not discussing and recommending the vaccine to patients. It is important to have this conversation with your doctor to learn about the benefit and some of the risks which are few

Despite the tireless consciousness-raising efforts of Michael Douglas and Lena Dunham’s fictional Twitter account that existed in a single episode of Girls, a new survey from the Center for Disease Control shows that the vaccination rate for teenage girls against HPV has remained dangerously low.

Human papillomavirus is the most common STI and a leading cause of cervical cancer in women (it can also cause…

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Saralyn Mark, MD

Saralyn Mark, MD, an endocrinologist, geriatrician and women's health specialist, was the first Senior Medical Advisor to the Office on Women's Health within the Department of Health and Human Services for 11 years and to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). As Senior Medical Advisor, Dr. Mark was responsible for the development and analysis of initiatives and programs on emerging technologies, public health preparedness, physician workforce issues, sex and gender-based medicine and women's health on Earth and in Space.