Doctors' and Parents' Perspectives on Communication Regarding the HPV Vaccination in Bulgaria


 Elitsa Dimitrova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

 Yulia Panayotova, Health Psychology Research Center

 Anna Alexandrova-Karamanova, Health Psychology Research Center

 Irina Todorova, Northeastern University


Decisions for HPV vaccination depends on the effective dialog between provider and patient, as well as on social network and family support.  In Bulgaria, a country without an organized program for cervical screening and vaccination, the topic of HPV vaccination has recently been receiving increased public recognition and local meanings of vaccinations are emerging.

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