New research has confirmed a vaccination program for young women has been highly effective in wiping out a cancer-causing sexually transmitted disease.
Melbourne scientists found the Gardasil vaccine has reduced some strains of the human papillomavirus by 77 per cent.
There are four strains of the virus that are responsible for nearly three quarters of all cervical cancer cases.
Next year doctors will start to immunise teenage boys to minimise their risk of cancers linked to the virus.
Trials have begun for women who have already contracted it.
Recruiters want young women, between the ages of 18 and 25, for 'The Vaccine Against Cervical Cancer Impact and Effectiveness Study'.
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