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Does the cervical cancer vaccine cause infertility?

Cervical cancer develops in the cervix, which “attaches the uterus to the vagina”. The World Health Organization says cervical cancer is almost always linked to sexually transmitted human papillomaviruses (HPV).

The fear that HPV vaccines could cause infertility has been linked to the low share of vaccination among adolescent girls in some populations. But the WHO’s Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety reviewed the research on HPV vaccines and infertility and concluded that the available data does “not support an association” between the two.

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