Barriers to HPV Vaccination Among Korean Men in the United States

Minjin Kim

attitudes, perceptions, human papillomavirus vaccine
CJON 2022, 26(3), 324-327. DOI: 10.1188/22.CJON.324-327

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination disparities may exacerbate the substantial racial and ethnic variations in rates of HPV-associated cancers. To reduce these disparities, special attention must be paid to increasing vaccine uptake among subgroups of Asian American men and women who are less likely to engage in primary prevention of HPV-associated cancers. Because nurses are often involved in vaccine discussions, they can play a critical role in improving HPV vaccine uptake by providing culturally appropriate and responsive messages to their patients.


  • HPV vaccination should be emphasized to male and female young adult populations to prevent HPV and HPV-associated cancers.
  • This study highlights the importance of developing culturally tailored and evidence-based interventions to prevent HPV-related stigmas and promote HPV vaccine uptake among ethnic Korean men in the United States.
  • Storytelling video interventions that capture stories of young, ethnic Korean men and women may be promising aids for promoting HPV vaccine uptake.
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