Parental Attitudes Towards Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination of Boys: Quantitative and Qualitative Results to Guide Development of Effective HPV Vaccine Interventions

Incidences of both human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and HPV-related cancers are on the rise in men. However, vaccine uptake is low. Parental consent is required prior to receiving the HPV vaccine. This study examined parental perceptions of the HPV vaccine for boys through survey methods (N = 422) and focus groups (N = 45).