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Human papillomavirus (HPV) and cancer of the cervix (Tamil)  
http://www.cancercare.on.ca/pdf/ocsp_tamil_hpv.pdf
Describes, in Tamil, HPV and its link to cervical cancer. Includes information on treatment options and ways to reduce risk. (See Details)
Human papillomavirus, vaccines and women's health: questions and cautions  
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/177/5/484

Details numerous safety concerns with the Gardsail vaccination, which is currently offered for free to young girls in Canada, mostly between the ages of 9-12, as a protection against some forms of the human papillomavirus (HPV) which can cause cervical cancer. Summarizes some of the major questions and concerns that the authors felt needed to be addressed before there was a full-scale roll-out of an HPV vaccination program.

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Published: August 28, 2007
How would you spend $300 million to best improve women’s and girls’ health in Canada? The HPV vaccination debate rages on  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39379

Discusses the research gaps and costs of the HPV vaccine, as well as other policy considerations concerning a mass HPV vaccination program in Canada.

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Published: Fall/Winter 2007
Gardasil: What you need to know about the HPV vaccine   
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39434

Discusses the questions and concerns raised by many women's health organizations about the HPV vaccine and mass immunization of girls aged 9 to 13.

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Published: Spring/Summer 2007
The HPV Vaccine: Information for Parents (and others considering it)  
http://www.whp-apsf.ca/pdf/HPV%20Vaccination%20-%20Information%20for%20Parents%20and%20Others.pdf

Plain language guide explaining the HPV Vaccine

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Published: January 2009
Ten good reasons to be concerned about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination campaign  
http://www.whp-apsf.ca/pdf/Ten%20Good%20Reasons%20.pdf

Outlines the main concerns that the Fédération du Québec pour le planning des naissances (FQPN), along with many women’s, teachers’, nurses’ and youth organizations, have about the vaccination program that was introduced in Quebec against the human papillomavirus (HPV) in hopes of reducing rates of cervical cancer.

Translated and adapted by Women and Health Protection and the Canadian Women’s Health Network.

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Published: October 2008
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)  
http://www.cfsh.ca/Your_Sexual_Health/STIs-and-HIV/HPV.aspx

Gives basic information about Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), a common sexually transmitted infection (STI). Includes information about testing and treatment.

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Published: 2008
Letter to the editor re: disinformation about HPV vaccine  
http://www.cwhn.ca/resources/pub/globe_letter_jan08.htm

Submitted to the Globe and Mail January 31, 2008 discussing misinformation published in the newspaer about  the HPV vaccine, Gardasil.

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Published: February 6, 2008
HPV, vaccines, and gender: policy considerations June 25, 2007  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CWHN_HPVjuly30.pdf

Summarize some of the major questions and concerns to be addressed before there is a full-scale roll-out of an HPV vaccination program.

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Published: June 25, 2007
A population based HPV immunization program in British Columbia: background paper  
http://www.krueger.ca/index.asp?Page=Projects#HPV

Provides information to begin addressing these questions: How many cancers and other diseases might be prevented by such a program? What are the expected side-effects of an HPV vaccine? Should an immunization program be implemented in BC? If so, should it be targeted to specific groups or be implemented population wide? Would an HPV immunization program in BC be cost-effective?

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Published: January 17, 2007