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Our main review this month is ‘Prophylactic vaccination against human papillomaviruses to prevent cervical cancer and its precursors’. This important review looks at vaccination as a way of preventing cervical lesions arising from infection with the human papillomaviruses (HPV), which are spread by sexual contact. The Cochrane research team has summarized evidence from 26 studies involving 73,428 adolescent girls and women. The research team’s analysis showed high-certainty evidence that HPV vaccines protect against cervical precancer in adolescent girls and women who are vaccinated between 15 and 26 years of age. The review also evaluated vaccine safety.