This project was initiated by Jennifer Young M.D. in response to a mandate passed by the State of Virginia requiring girls to be vaccinated against HPV prior to entry into the sixth grade starting in October 2008. This will in effect exclude women ages 16-26 from required vaccination. The purpose of the survey was to learn how women ages 16-26 are receiving the HPV vaccine and what barriers to vaccination exist for women in this age group.
The targeted sample was a list of 500 family practitioners from the Fellow American Academy of Family Physicians (FAAFP) and 500 obstetricians and gynecologists from the Fellow of American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG).
Division of Gynecologic Oncology and the Cancer Center at the University of Virginia Health System