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European Consensus Statement on "HPV Vaccination and Colposcopy"

Shafi, Mahmood I. MB BCh, MD, DA, FROCG1; Petry, Ulrich2; Bosch, Xavier F.3; Gissman, Lutz4; Kocken, Marielle5; Helmerhorst, Theo J.M.5; Stanley, Margaret6; Nazeer, Saloney7

Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease: October 2011 - Volume 15 - Issue 4 - p 309-315
doi: 10.1097/LGT.0b013e318222b2c4
Review Article

We have developed a Europe-wide consensus statement on "HPV Vaccination and Colposcopy" under the aegis of the European Federation for Colposcopy. We look at the historical perspective, the currently available vaccines, cervical vaccination programs, future perspectives, and the impact all this will have on cervical cancer screening and colposcopy services.

The European Federation for Colposcopy has developed a consensus statement on human papillomavirus vaccination and colposcopy including history, current perspectives, and future implications.

1Department of Gynaecological Oncology, Cambridge University Hospitals, Cambridge, England; 2Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Klinikum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany; 3Cancer Epidemiology Research Program, IDIBELL, Institut Català d'Oncologia, L'Hospitalet del Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain; 4Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Heidelberg, Germany; 5Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; 6Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK; and 7International Network for Control of Gynaecological Cancers, Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research, WHO Collaborating Centre in Education and Research in Human Reproduction, Geneva, Switzerland

Reprint requests to: Mahmood I. Shafi, MB BCh, MD, DA, FROCG, Department of Gynaecological Oncology, Cambridge University Hospitals, Cambridge, UK. E-mail:

The authors did not receive funding for this study.

Prepared on behalf of the European Federation for Colposcopy, May 2010.

©2011The American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology