Förståelser av HPV-vaccin mellan hälsopanik och tillit

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The aim of this article is to explore and understand information about HPV-prevention from several positions to grasp its social and cultural meanings. The material consists of interviews with two school nurses, material on HPV-vaccine from Swedish newspapers (Dagens Nyheter, Svenska Dagbladet, Sydsvenskan), and information from public authorities and pharmaceutical companies. In the analysis of the decision to include the vaccine in the national vaccination program for girls and of different enactments including parents decision, the school nurses work during the vaccination-cycle and the media coverage of the vaccine, several sometimes contradicting understandings emerge of the relationships between: society and individual, school healthcare and home, adult and child, and boys and girls. HPV-prevention can fruitfully be understood in these intersections.


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Original languageSwedish
Pages (from-to)736-748
JournalSocialmedicinsk tidskrift
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch

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