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Fighting HPV in Bhutan

Clip: Season 41 Episode 14 | 6m 19s | Video has closed captioning.

Human papillomavirus, or HPV, can cause cervical cancer. Bhutan is the first developing country to welcome the widespread vaccination of girls against HPV, and cervical cancer rates have dropped. Some countries have resisted the vaccine, but in Bhutan even the royal princess is onboard.

Aired: 08/18/14

Rating: TV-PG

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