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Knowledge and Attitudes of Women towards Human Papilloma Virus and HPV Vaccine in Thulamela Municipality of Vhembe District in Limpopo Province, South Africa

Knowledge and Attitudes of Women towards Human Papilloma Virus and HPV Vaccine in Thulamela Municipality of Vhembe District in Limpopo Province, South Africa

Author: 
Dorah U. Ramathuba
Doris Ngambi
Publication Date
Saturday, September 1, 2018
Affiliation: 

University of Venda (Ramathuba); Vhembe District, Primary Health Care Service, Limpopo Province (Ngambi)

"There is a need to educate and promote awareness on cervical cancer screening methods among women to reduce the burden of morbidity and mortality."

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix became available and were registered in South Africa by the Medicines Control Council (MCC) in 2006, but rollout was delayed until 2015 in rural primary schools of Limpopo Province. Concerned that no adequate information about efficacy is being given to the community to change their attitudes and perceptions so as to improve its uptake, these researchers undertook a study to assess the knowledge of HPV and HPV vaccine among rural women in Vhembe district in Limpopo.

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African Journal of Reproductive Health 22(3): 111-119. DOI: 10.29063/ajrh2018/v22i3.12. Image credit: TechNet-21

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