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The human papillomavirus vaccine prevents 90% of cervical cancers

4th March is International Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Awareness Day. This virus is the main cause of cervical cancer, and can be prevented by vaccination. In addition to cancer of the uterus, the vaccine against this virus is used to prevent several other types of cancer, such as vagina, vulva, anus, penis and oropharynx cancer.

Stock image from a vaccination campaign at Hospital Clínic de Barcelona. Photographer Francisco Avia