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Vaccinations lead to drop in early signs of potential cervical cancer.

Vaccinations lead to drop in early signs of potential cervical cancer.

The number of young women in Scotland showing early signs of potential cervical cancer has dropped by 41% since a school vaccination programme was introduced, researchers have said.

The University of Aberdeen study looked at women who had received the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine.

It found 758 women were referred for further investigation in 2013-2014, down from 1,294 in 2008-2009.

The vaccinations were introduced in 2008 for girls aged 12 and 13.

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