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Human Papillomavirus

  • By: Marie Thompson
  • In: Encyclopedia of Health Communication
  • Edited by: Teresa L. Thompson
  • Subject:Public Health Education & Health Promotion, Health Psychology, Health Communication

The human papillomavirus (HPV) has proven to be fertile territory for health communication scholars who seek to explore areas of health at the intersection of public policy, identity, gender, sexuality, and disparities of care. These concepts emerge for further exploration by expanding research in the relationships between global and national public health organizations (i.e., the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society, National Cancer Institute) and for-profit pharmaceutical companies, insurance agencies, and regulatory and legislative bodies (i.e., Food and Drug Administration, state and local government agencies). Moreover, feminist health communication scholars have both urged and highlighted the need for more gender-neutral research with regard to sexual and reproductive health in medical and health communication arenas. In ...

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