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I don't mind a controversial but a new study finds that highly effective federal researchers on Monday revealing that the vaccine to prevent the HPV virus reduces insignificant and teenage girls by nearly two thirds , that's an important breakthrough given that HP being or the human papilloma virus can cause cervical cancer as well as certain genital mouth and throat related cancers , while mandatory in some countries the vaccine is required in only two U. S. states and the district of Columbia among girls aged thirteen to seventeen , only forty percent of American girl to get the shot despite being introduced a decade ago in twenty eleven it was recommended for boys but only twenty percent are currently vaccinated too few to be studied , why the reluctance HPV is spread through sexual contact and it implied connection to sexual activity is apparently enough to put up some parent advocates say the conversation should shift away from cracks and toward cancer prevention its primary goal , according to the CDC roughly fourteen million Americans are infected with the HPV virus each year