Support for HPV vaccination mandates for both females and males.
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OBJECTIVES: To examine college students' support for HPV vaccination mandates for school-aged youth and examine perceptions and behavioral factors associated with vaccine mandate support for both boys and girls. METHODS: Data were collected from 1322 college students by an Internet-delivered questionnaire. Bivariate analyses and logistic regression were performed. RESULTS: Relative to those who did not support HPV vaccination mandates for school-aged boys and girls, females (p = .038), non-white participants (p = .001), those who generally supported HPV vaccination mandates (p < .01), and those who had had sexual intercourse (p = .005) were significantly more likely to support HPV mandates for both sexes. CONCLUSIONS: Identifying those who support HPV vaccination mandates is important for increasing vaccine uptake and reducing HPV-related cancers.
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Smith, M. L., Wilson, K. L., Pulczinski, J. C., & Ory, M. G.
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Smith, Matthew Lee||Wilson, Kelly L||Pulczinski, Jairus C||Ory, Marcia G