UCL Discovery
UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

Adolescents' beliefs about their parents' human papillomavirus vaccination decisions

Forster, AS; Marlow, LAV; Waller, J; (2010) Adolescents' beliefs about their parents' human papillomavirus vaccination decisions. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology , 117 (2) 229 -233. 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2009.02412.x. Green open access

[img]
Preview
PDF
Waller_Adolescent_beliefs_BJOG_ucl_formatted.pdf

Download (224kB)

Abstract

A significant minority of parents are concerned that human papillomavirus vaccination will affect sexual behaviour. We explored this issue with 162 adolescent girls. Most (between 90 and 92%) did not perceive a connection between parental consent to vaccination and parental authorisation for sexual activity, but a small percentage believed that vaccination consent implied that they were old enough to have sex (8%), or that it was okay for them to be sexually active (10%). The findings are broadly reassuring, but highlight the need for vaccination information materials to clarify why the vaccine is administered before sexual debut.

Type: Article
Title: Adolescents' beliefs about their parents' human papillomavirus vaccination decisions
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2009.02412.x
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0528.2009.02412.x
Language: English
Additional information: This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: Forster, AS; Marlow, LAV; Waller, J; (2010) Adolescents' beliefs about their parents' human papillomavirus vaccination decisions. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology , 117 (2) 229 -233., which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0528.2009.02412.x.
Keywords: Girls, HPV, Immunisation, Sexual behaviour, Young women, Cervical-cancer, Attitudes, Mothers
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Behavioural Science and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Epidemiology and Public Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/119574
Downloads since deposit
181Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item