The author of the article did not express a personal conclusion, so the conclusion of the article will be used. “CDC officials urge men and women who are eligible for the vaccination to get it, but the study found only about 11 percent of men in the U.S. have received it. All girls and boys who are 11 or 12 years old should get the recommended series of HPV vaccine. Teen boys and girls who did not get vaccinated when they were younger should get it now. HPV vaccine is recommended for young women through age 26, and young men through age 21.”
Student’s Conclusion (Tiffany Taliaferro):
The article that I found on Google news was published on KDVR.com a national website connected with WGN American and Fox31 News in Denver. The author of the study Anica Padilla gave only the facts that she found in the study that was published in JAMA Oncology in Mid-January, that men were largely being exposed to HPV and an increase in vaccination would protect them as well as women from transmitting the virus and prevent cancer. The article was based on a study performed in 2013-2014 by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey on the prevalence of both genital human papillomavirus (HPV) and the vaccination rate among men age 18-59 in the United States. The results of the study found that 45.2% of men under the age of 60 had a genital HPV infection and at least 25.1% of the men tested had at least 1 high risk HPV strain. In the men who were eligible to receive the HPV-4 or HPV-9 valent vaccine, 7.1% and 15.4% respectively had a strain that could have been prevented. In addition, only 10.7% of vaccinated eligible men had received their vaccination. Therefore, the author’s article well supported by facts published in a well-known journal although the author is a journalist with no medical background. Based on the research I have done for this article I would recommend this article for anyone to read or check.