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In this retrospective cohort study of women in Sweden, receipt of human papillomavirus vaccination prior to age 17 years was associated with an 88% decrease in cervical cancer, and vaccination at ages 17 to 30 years was associated with a 53% decrease in cervical cancer.
Financial Disclosure: OB/GYN Clinical Alert’s Editor Rebecca H. Allen, MD, MPH, reports that she receives grant/research support from Bayer, and is a consultant for Bayer, Mylan, and Merck. Peer Reviewer Sarah J. Betstadt, MD, MPH, reports that she is on the speakers bureau for Merck. Nurse Planner Jeanine Mikek, MSN, RN, CEN; Editorial Group Manager Leslie Coplin; Editor Jason Schneider; Executive Editor Shelly Mark; and Accreditations Director Amy M. Johnson, MSN, RN, CPN, report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.