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Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine Scientific Statement

The Christian Medical & Dental Associations support the development and administration of vaccines intended to lessen the incidence and consequences of sexually transmitted diseases. We are encouraged by current research indicating that vaccines against certain strains of human papilloma virus will reduce the incidence of cervical cancer and genital warts.

While we support these developments, we remind patients and the public that the best advice for sexual health is abstinence before marriage and faithfulness within marriage.

Approved by CMDA President and Public Policy Ad Hoc Committee
November 2005

Amended and Approved by Board of Trustees
Phoenix, AZ - January 26, 2007

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