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Merck's Gardasil 9 is approved by the FDA and has been shown to protect against HPV strains that can cause genital cancers for up to 10 years (follow-ups ongoing).

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HPV vaccinations still low among teens; doctors, National Cancer Institute urge action

A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that cases of cancers associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) are on the rise — approximately 39,000 new cases are reported annually in the United States.