The HPV vaccine has been the focus of a new study by a U.S. medical association that says many hockey players, particularly those who play at elite level, are exposed to high levels of the vaccine’s human papillomavirus.
The association’s report, published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine, says the number of people who were diagnosed with cervical cancer following the introduction of the HPV vaccine in 2011 has nearly tripled since 2011.
“These data are troubling because we know that, in addition to the impact of cervical cancer on women, there is also an impact on the community as well,” said Dr. Amy K. Loughlin, president and CEO of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
“The association found that almost two-thirds of hockey players reported having at least one cervical cancer case within the past five years.”
The association is a member of the World Health Organization and the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the report highlights how hockey has played a key role in the overall success of the global health community.
It also found that hockey players have lower rates of cervical carcinoma, the most common type of cancer, than non-athletes, and that hockey teams are less likely to suffer injuries or illness from players with cervical cancers than non-‘athletes.’
Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in the United States after breast cancer, according to the U.N. and CDC.
Loughlin said the findings show that the vaccine is safe, effective and that the time has come to inform young women about the vaccine, which is not recommended for younger people because of concerns about side effects.
“It’s not like we don’t know what the risks are, but it’s still important for women to have a conversation about what they are getting,” she said.LOUISVILLE, Ky.
(AP) — The NHL has reached a tentative agreement with the National Hockey League Players’ Association to phase out the use of human papillsomaviruses (HPV) vaccine in its players and other hockey players for at least the next five years, according a letter signed by the league’s president, Gary Bettman.
Bettman also said that the NHL will begin working with the U,S.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to get the vaccine off the market.
In the letter, Bettman said he hoped that the association would take steps to ensure that the HPV vaccination for all players is safe and effective, and to provide more information to the public regarding the HPV vaccines safety and effectiveness.
The NHL is one of several professional sports leagues that have been under fire from conservative groups and politicians for using the HPV-preventable vaccine in a growing number of players.
The CDC says the vaccine can cause cervical cancer in some women, and many sports teams are using the vaccine to prevent it.